Jeffrey Herlings own the red plate in MXGP, and he go to Redsand in Spain this weekend
Jeffrey Herlings own the red plate in MXGP, and he go to Redsand in Spain this weekend with a lot of experience around the sandy, Spanish track.
For Herlings, beating Antonio Cairoli, the defending champion straight up in both rounds one and two means a lot, but it is still just two rounds of a massive 19 round series.
“It is just two rounds in,” Herlings said. “Tony is a big champion and an icon in our sport, so we can’t write him off, because he might find the speed I have at the moment. Until now I am faster on pure speed, but that isn’t a guarantee that I am faster in the next few rounds. For now, we want to work on our starts, we have already made a big improvement, but still trying things and new parts to improve it. As a rider and team, we are still working and once I am top three in the start on a regular basis, that will be a big advantage for myself. The tracks we have so far have been easy to pass, but in tracks like Pietramurata, you start 15th or 10th, it’s hard to still win the race and we will work on that and I am sure we can improve it.”
“Red Sand is like Latvia actually, it really depends on how they work on the track. If they rip it and work on it, it’s like a real sand track, if it’s windy and they don’t water it so much, it can get like hard pack. Depends on how they work on it. I have ridden it in all conditions.”