Once again Jeffrey Herlings was the stand out rider for the team, sealing another two race wins for a sixth straight MX2 GP victory. He has won every race of the season in a very dominant style. The Dutch rider simply made short work of a track that was soft and sketchy on the surface but frequently hard and slick underneath, and where many other riders were caught out because of the level of difficulty it offered. He crossed the line 32 seconds in front of the second-placed rider in the opening moto, and by more than a minute in race two, surprising riders down to eighth place as he charged past them with apparent ease.
Herlings: “I felt good all weekend and I started out fast in the practices so I got the inside gate for the qualifying, which is pretty good for this track. We managed to pull a good start and won the qualifying for the best gate pick for the main races. Both starts were good for us. I think I was fourth at the start of the first race and got to the front in the first two laps and managed to win. Then I pulled a holeshot in the second moto and did what I had to do.” Herlings said he suffered with a little arm pump in the first moto but put it down to the big time gap between the warm-up and the races.
Results MX2 Kegums 2016
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), KTM (1-1)
2. Max Anstie (GBR), Husqvarna (2-2)
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI), Suzuki (4-3)
4. Petar Petrov (BUL), Kawasaki (6-4)
5. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Kawasaki (5-6)
Standings MX2 2016 after 6 of 18 rounds
1. Herlings, 300 points
2. Seewer, 230
3. Jonass, 193
4. Petrov, 165
5. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS), Yamaha, 163