Jeffrey Herlings rode to a 12th and 7th in the Grand Prix of Argentina which actually represented his best so far in MXGP and in just his third GP appearance with the 450 SX-F but the MX2 World Champion was still struggling with full fitness and feeling due to the repercussions of recent injury problems and the race to get 100%.
Herlings: “With my wrist problem and hand injury it has been a tough road and this is perhaps the most demanding class in the world. This was the best weekend we had so far but it still wasn’t good enough so we’ll keep on working and getting better.”
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing form-up again in two weeks time for the Grand Prix of Mexico in Leon and before rounds in Italy and Holland in quick succession.
Next round: April 2nd 2017 – Leon (Mexico).
Results MXGP Neuquen 2017
1. Tim Gajser (SLO), Honda (1-1)
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL), Yamaha (2-3)
3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS), Honda (5-2)
4. Gautier Paulin, (FRA) Husqvarna (6-4)
5. Romain Febre (FRA) Yamaha (4-8)
9. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), KTM (12-7)
Standings MXGP 2017 after 3 of 19 rounds
1. Tim Gajser, 106
2. Antonio Cairoli, 96
3. Clement Desalle, 91
4. Van Horebeek, 84
5. Evgeny Bobryshev, 82
13. Jeffrey Herlings, 40