News 12 Sep 2016

Tomac and Herlings sweep Glen Helen USGP

KTM's Caleb Ward 19th overall on grand prix debut.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) have claimed victory in their respective categories at Glen Helen’s final round of the 2016 FIM World Motocross Championship in the United States of America.

Tomac dominated the US Grand Prix, backing up his result from last weekend to capture two convincing moto victories by over 15 seconds.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Antonio Cairoli was awarded the runner-up position after completing the weekend with a pair of seconds, finishing ahead of recently crowned world champion Tim Gajser (Gariboldi Honda).

Max Nagl (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) tied on points with Gajser for third after the duo traded results over the two motos, however Nagl was credited fourth on count back.

Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin rounded out the top five after posting 10-5 results, positioning himself 13th in the championship standings after missing several rounds due to injury.

In the MX2 category, Jeffrey Herlings returned to the top step of the podium to sweep both motos, capping of his 250cc career with a commanding victory.

GEICO Honda’s Jeremy Martin made an incredible debut with the team, placing second overall ahead of surprise podium finisher Mitchell Harrison (Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha).

Max Anstie (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MXGP) completed the top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

Australia’s Caleb Ward (Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM) raced to 15th in the opening moto, however an issue in race two forced the 19-year-old to retire, crediting him 19th overall on his world championship debut.