FIM rule change to force Herlings to MXGP in 2017?
On Saturday night we started to hear rumours coming from the GP paddock that an FIM rule change would push Jeffrey Herlings to the MXGP class for the 2017 season.
Adam Wheeler has since confirmed that this might well be the case. You might remember that the rule used to be that a rider in the MX2 class wouldn’t be able to stay in the class after winning the title twice. However, once Herlings threatened to go to America a few years ago they decided to change the rule to allow Herlings a few more years in the MX2 World Championship.
However, it looks like they will change the rule again so a rider in the MX2 class will have to move on from the class after winning the championship twice. As Herlings has already won the title twice and is on the brink of winning it a third time, it means he will step up to the MXGP World Championship. It also looks like Jorge Prado will step up to the MX2 World Championship for KTM.
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