Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory team continues to work himself into full race fitness. After his positive return to the world championship series in Sweden last weekend, he participated in his second preparatory race with a view on the Motocross of Nations.
Herlings lined up for an ADAC MX Masters event in Bielstein, Germany. Herlings immediately found a good rhythm on the hardpack track on Saturday. With a sharp lap, he managed to secure pole posiiton.
Some overnight rain made the track very slippery. After a good start in race one, Jeffrey held the initial lead. He maintained this position for a few laps, until he eventually fell to the attacks of the second placed rider. He remained in close vicinity, but never got the opportunity to challenge for the lead again, and finished second, in the wheel tracks of the winner.
Jeffrey again joined the leading group at the start of race two. After a few laps, he secured second position and rode a tactical race. He is mindful that consistent races are at this stage most important as he builds up his race fitness again. With a another second place finish, he was second overall for the day as well.
The penultimate round of the MXGP world championships are on the calendar next weekend. The world championship circus travels to Turkey for this race, and then it is the Chinese GP the week after that.
Overall ADAC Bielstein:
1 Pauls Jonass 50 Pnt
2 Jeffrey Herlings 44 Pnt
3 Dennis Ullrich 35 Pnt
4 Pascal Rauchenecker 35 Pnt
5 Lukas Neurather 29 Pnt