Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM team raked in his first victory of the 2020 season. In truly inclement weather conditions at Hawkstone Park in England, Herlings won the MX1 class, and picked up a lot of rhythm which he can carry forward into the season.
A heavy storm broke over Hawkstone Park on the morning of race day. Howling winds and torrents of rain made for a sloppy and muddy track. Herlings soldiered on, and secured pole position with a comfortable margin. A crash at the start of the opening race left him far behind, and he had to force his way forward from the rear of the pack. Without taking undue risks, he passed rider ahead of him, and he finished third, right in the wheel of the second placed rider.
Herlings made his day better by claiming a holeshot in the second race. He controlled the race from there, and his comfortable victory also gave him overall honours for the day. It was his fourth overall victory at this event.
Jeffrey will continue his preparation for the 2020 world championship season with another international outing, this time at Lacapelle Marival in France.
1 Jeffrey Herlings 45 Pnt
2 Shaun Simpson 45 Pnt
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 44 Pnt