The 500 Open Dutch Championship motocross series finally got going on Sunday at Boekel and Jeffrey Herlings was keen to be part of the action at a track near to his childhood home. He was clearly in his element, claiming pole position by a wide margin.

The heavens opened up just as the first heat started, and Jeffrey slotted into second position. He quickly took over the lead He built up a huge cushion, and lapped the majority of the field before crossing the line in first place.

The track was extremely heavy in the second race, which suited Jeffrey. He danced over the obstacles, and lapped everyone up to third place, securing overall victory.

Jeffrey will take the confidence of this victory with him to the next round of the MXGP world championships at Faenza next weekend.

Photocredits: Eric Laurijssen

Overall Dutch Open 500 Boekel:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 100 Pnt
2 Micha Boy de Waal 80 Pnt
3 Rene de Jong 76 Pnt
4 Michael Hool 74 Pnt
5 Kevin van Geldrop 72 Pnt