A week after sweltering conditions in Florida, MXGP returned to cooler temperatures in northern Europe and for the third year in a row the historic TT Assen Circuit entertained the FIM World Championship with a rough and shallow sandy layout temporarily constructed over the famous GT chicane at the Dutch venue. The eighteenth round of nineteen saw Jeffrey Herlings winning the race with a double moto win.

Herlings: “I want to say a big congratulations to my teammate Tony; it is his ninth championship and he was the best guy through the season. Today was really good. I came from sixth-seventh to second and caught Tony to win the first moto. I had some wheelspin in the second moto and was in tenth but worked my way to lead in a couple of laps: it was a good moto and I was able to win with a big gap. I’m really happy with my first Dutch GP win on the big bike. I really appreciated the support here today and not just for me but for all the riders. I also happy to get second in the championship and it’s good [considering] where we came from at the beginning of the season.”

The 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship will come to a conclusion next week at the hillside setting of Villars sous Ecot for the Grand Prix of Pays de Montbeliard.

Overall MXGP Assen:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 50 pnt
2 Romain Febvre 38 pnt
3 Max Anstie 38 pnt
4 Antonio Cairoli 37 pnt
5 Max Nagl 33 pnt

World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Antonio Cairoli 710 Pnt
2 Jeffrey Herlings 627 Pnt
3 Gautier Paulin 571 Pnt
4 Clement Desalle 544 Pnt
5 Tim Gajser 485 Pnt