News 30 Sep 2019

Herlings ‘not satisfied’ with individual MXoN performance

Red Bull KTM star falls short of expected MXGP category win at Assen.

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Netherlands MXGP entry Jeffrey Herlings has confessed he wasn’t satisfied with his individual performance at the 2019 Motocross of Nations (MXoN), despite landing a historic home victory in the overall classification.

Herlings appeared ‘off’ for much of the weekend in the sand at Assen, finishing fifth in the MXGP heat and then recording 2-4 results on Sunday.

The MXGP and MX2 moto saw Herlings narrowly fall short of victory following a late surge in the wet conditions, but three falls in the second outing cost him any chance of gaining a class win on home soil.

“I messed up my starts twice today, so from an individual point of view I’m not satisfied,” Herlings recalled. “I almost won the first moto and then when down three times in the second, but still managed to finish fourth.

“We wanted a 1-1 and that didn’t happen, but what we really came here for today was to win as a Nation and we did that. My teammates did a great job and for such a small country to win this is amazing.”

The end result saw Herlings join Dutch teammates Glenn Coldenhoff and Calvin Vlaanderen on the top step of the Nations podium following three-consecutive runner-up finishes, also credited second in the MXGP class overall.

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