News 11 Sep 2019

Turkish triumph makes Herlings a GP winner for 10-straight seasons

Red Bull KTM contender earns first overall win of the season.

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Jeffrey Herlings’ season-first victory at the MXGP of Turkey last weekend has made him a GP winner for the 10th consecutive year in the world championship, extending his overall win tally in both the MX2 and MXGP categories to 85.

The multi-time world champion’s year has been riddled with injury, the Dutchman managing just four rounds this season as one remains this weekend at Shanghai in China.

“I’ve won a GP every year since 2010 and that’s 10 seasons now for KTM and 85 together,” Herlings explained. “It has been a bumpy ride this year but I want to thank all the Red Bull KTM crew and all my sponsors. It has been a rollercoaster with a lot of downs but at least we are trying to finish the year on a high note.

“I wanted to win here with a 1-1 and found the perfect place to pass Glenn and make it happen. Our goal is to be on the podium again for the last round.”

Following this weekend’s season finale, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ace will represent the Netherlands on home soil at Assen’s 2019 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN), scheduled for 28-29 September.