Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team won the German round of the MXGP series in dominant fashion. In the first heat, Herlings won in controlled fashion, but in the second he simply flew away. He won with an overwhelming margin. His main title rival, Antonio Cairoli, got not further than sixth, allowing Herlings to open up his championship lead to 47 points.
The Talkessel track of Teutschenthal was tricky all weekend. Deep ruts and treacherous bumps formed throughout the course of the event. Jeffrey started his weekend of well, winning the qualifying heat convincingly.
A good start in race one helped him into second place. He immediately took over the lead, and won by 16 seconds, experiencing no problems.
Herlings looked set for a holeshot in race two, but Gautier Paulin passed him momentarily. He quickly regained the lead, and after that there was no stopping him. He won by more than 20 seconds, thereby claiming his fifth GP win for the year. He now has a 48 point lead over Antonio Cairoli. The series continues in two weeks’ time at Matterley Basin in England.