Jeffrey Herlings rounded off the British Grand Prix with a very commendable 1-2 to finish on equal points to Swiss rider Valentin Guillod, who took the GP win by virtue of his victory in the second race. Herlings now has a commanding lead of 92 points in the MX2 fight for the title.
In his first race Herlings was out of the gates in fourth then delivered a dash of his well-known fighting spirit half way through. He was seven seconds behind leaders Max Anstie and Guillod when he fixed the two leaders in his sights. He then picked them both off in the following laps and went on to win by 5.5 seconds. Herlings said later that he was still riding with a very sore back from a crash in the last round in Spain.
Herlings was again in top form in his second moto but failed to catch Guillod in the final stages and had to settle for equal points and second step on the podium.
Jeffrey Herlings: “I’m definitely satisfied with this weekend. I have only won three GPs so far this season but what is important is to be consistent and do well in the championship. After seven rounds in I am 92 points in front so the main thing is to stay out of trouble and not get injured.”
1, Valentin Guillod, SUI, Yamaha, (2 – 1)
2, Jeffrey Herlings, NED, KTM, (1 – 2)
3, Jordi Tixier, FRA, Kawasaki, (5 – 3)
4, Pauls Jonass, LAT, KTM, (4 – 4)
5, Max Anstie, GBR, Kawasaki, (3 – 6)
6, Jeremy Seewer, SUI, Suzuki, (6 – 5)
7, Aleksandr Tonkov, RUS, Husqvarna, (8 – 7)
8, Benoit Paturel, FRA, Yamaha, (9 – 8)
9, Thomas Covington, USA, Kawasaki, (7 – 10)
10, Petar Petrov, BUL, Kawasaki, (11 – 9)
1. Herlings, 308
2, Guillod, 216
3, Jonass, 213
4, Ferrandis, 205
5, Tonkov, 189
6, Tixier, 189
7, Seewer, 182
8, Gajser, 169
9, Lieber, 167
10, Anstie, 158