Herlings dominates Loket
Jeffrey Herlings took both moto wins on a tough but excellent old school track in Loket to extend his championship lead to thirty points over Antonio Cairoli.
Cairoli took both holeshots but Herlings passed his rival on lap one both times out and, even though Cairoli stayed with the Dutchman for the first half of race two, he was ultimately not able to keep the pace of his title rival with Herlings speeding off into the distance as Cairoli dealt with pain from his thumb.
Herlings though admitted he found the first few minutes in race two tougher than the previous moto, saying, “At the beginning I was struggling to find my rhythm but after ten minute s I go going, to come out with two moto wins is really good.”
Cairoli explained his thumb was still a big problem, saying: “It was very difficult. The first moto I tried to save some energy, I tried to respond in race two but he was charging very hard, the track was very hard on my thumb and it was hard to hold on.”
Tim Gajser was best of the rest taking third both times out and getting himself back on the podium but admitted to getting arm pump due to the small choppy bumps on the circuit.