Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team was unbeatable in the international race in Hawkstone Park. Herlings underlined that he is back in the business of winning races in these pre-season events and after two MX2 moto victories also went on to win the Superfinal to put his KTM 250 SX-F well ahead of the bigger 450 racing bikes. British rider Shaun Simpson, a fully supported KTM rider, was second to Herlings in the Superfinal.
KTM MX2 Team Manager Dirk Gruebel: “Jeffrey went really well today and had two convincing wins in the MX2 class. He was also impressive in the Superfinal and finished ahead of the 450s by about seven seconds. Davy also rode well in the first race and had a good battle with Ben Watson but in the second race he got stuck behind Jeremy Seewer and finished 4th. Today was very tough. It rained in the morning and it was muddy and it was also very hard on the bikes.”