Herlings on his 103rd GP win

Jeffrey Herlings, 1st and 1st for 1st overall in MXGP“A tough race. I was a bit scared the start mesh was going to be slick in the second moto, so I dropped the revs and almost missed the start but I still came out 3rd. I had to work hard to get through and it was not easy at all to catch and pass Jorge and Romain but when I went for it, I could make it happen. Romain was riding really good. I had to fight. 1st place as well yesterday so a good GP and I’m very happy and pleased to have a perfect weekend. Now onto Germany.”

Andrea Adamo, 5th and 4th for 4th overall in MX2“Yesterday I had the red plate briefly but today I’m again P2! I’m happy with my weekend though. I was not as fast as the top two-three guys but I had good enough results, especially after that second moto where it was very easy to make a mistake and lose a lot of points. We’re fighting for the championship and we don’t need to throw points away. The season still has a long way to go and I’m very proud of the position we are in. We’ll go right up until the last race for sure. Back to hard-pack now in Teutschenthal. I’m looking forward to it.”

Liam Everts, 4th and 8th for 6th overall in MX2“Latvia done and mixed feelings on this weekend. The quali race was quite good and in the first race the result was positive but I wasn’t happy with my riding. My start was OK in the second but I was pushed out and hit, and that ruined my chances for a possible podium. I got back to 8th and made the most out of it. I didn’t give up and can now think about Teutschenthal.”

Sacha Coenen, 10th and 13th for 12th overall in MX2: “The weekend started well, I felt good on the track and good on the bike. I almost got the holeshot in the first moto and was running quite well for the first half but then had a few issues and finished 10th. Second one I had another good start but another rider hit me and I crashed really hard. I was able to continue and kept going. My speed was better than the first moto and the lap-times were strong. I had to stop twice for goggles and that was the only drawback. Germany next and I’ve ridden very well at that track.”

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Tony Cairoli, Team Manager“Overall a positive weekend. Andrea had the red plate on Saturday and sometimes it can be a hard thing to carry. This track isn’t the best for him but overall he made good points. We’re happy for him and the title chase is long. Liam had bad luck at the start but rode well and Sacha was around the top ten, which is what we want from him in his rookie season. And Jeffrey! What can we say? He is the main contender for the title and when it is time to turn the gas then he doesn’t have many opponents, especially in the final part of the race where his physical condition is making the difference at the moment. He gained nine points and that was great for the team as well.”

Words: KTM

Image: Ray Archer