Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings bounced back from a sixth place finish in the opening MX2 Moto on Sunday at Italy’s famed Maggiora circuit to ride a near faultless second moto to finish overall second. Following overnight rain and more heavy rain in the morning, riders were presented with extremely difficult conditions.
“We did a good job on Saturday and we won the qualifying but I got messed up a bit at the start of the first moto today. I felt some of the guys cut me off and I got a lot of water in my goggles and my vision was really bad. We still managed to finished sixth although we had some bike problems at the end of the race, but luckily we could finish. I got a good start in the second race. I got the holeshot and led all the way to the finish. I have a good lead in the points and some of my favorite tracks are coming up in the second half of the season. But it ain’t over until it’s over, as we saw last year.”