Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team has had mixed fortunes at round three of the World MX2 Series in Argentina. Herlings crashed in the opening moto and with a damaged machine it was impossible to continue but he made a powerful comeback in race two to take a comfortable victory and still wind up overall seventh in the GP.
Despite his crash Herlings was upbeat about the weekend. “This was a great GP, there were a lot of fans and I really liked the track. I was fast in every practice, I won qualifying and I had good starts. Then I had an average start in the first moto and touched another rider over the jump. But I came back strong in the second moto, I still have the red plate and I’m going home safe,” he said.
Herlings and the GP winner Dylan Ferrandis leave Argentina both with 125 points, while Jonass is in third place with 112. Herlings and Jonass ride the KTM 250 SX-F.
The next round is on April 19, 2015 when the championship returns to Europe and is hosted by Arco di Trento in Italy, where riders can expect a tight, hard pack track surface in contrast to the sand of Patagonia.
Next Round: April, 19, 2015 – Arco di Trento (ITA).
Results MX2 Patagonia
1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Kawasaki (1-2)
2. Pauls Jonass (LAT), KTM (2-3)
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI), Suzuki (5-5)
4. Thomas Covington (USA), Kawasaki (7-7)
5. Tim Gajser (SLO), Honda (12-4)
7. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), KTM (DNF-1)
Standings MX2 after 3 of 18 rounds
1. Herlings, 125 points
2. Ferrandis, 125
3. Jonass, 112
4. Tonkov, 82
5. Covington, 81