Jeffrey Herlings, who is making a bid to add to his two world championships in MX2 was in a class of his own on the hard and slick surface of this new venue. Even the extreme heat and humidity did not see to bother him as he dominated both races to retain his perfect moto scorecard from the opening round in Qatar. He won his opening moto with a commanding 32 seconds lead on the KTM 250 SX-F and the second moto by just under 25 seconds. The Dutch rider, fully fit after injury problems last season has never been beaten in Thailand.

Speaking about a near miss incident in his second race, Herlings said: “I tried to overtake a rider on the tabletop. Obviously I hit the jump pretty hard and luckily I didn’t go over the handlebars. Now I’m really looking forward to Valkenswaard. I always dreamed of becoming world champion in my home country and that’s never happened but getting my 50th win is something special. Only 3-4 riders have managed that so it would be amazing.”

Riders now have a three-week break after the two overseas races before the competition resumes in the sand at Valkenswaard, Netherlands.

Next Race: March 28, 2016 – Valkenswaard (NED)

Results MX2 Suphan Buri 2016
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), KTM (1-1)
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI), Suzuki (3-3)
3. Alexander Tonkov (RUS), Yamaha (2-4)
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA), Yamaha (4-6)
5. Pauls Jonass (LAT), KTM (9-5)
Other KTM
DNS Davy Pootjes (NED), KTM

Standings MX2 after 2 of 18 rounds
1. Herlings, 100 points
2. Seewer, 74
3. Tonkov, 70
4. Jonass, 68
5. Petar Petrov (BUL), Kawasaki, 56