News 10 Feb 2020

Herlings believes brutal Hawkstone was ‘useful practice’

Red Bull KTM entry scores overall victory in Great Britain.

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Multi-time world champion Jeffrey Herlings says the Hawkstone International was ‘useful practice’ despite the brutally muddy conditions in Great Britain.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider, who went 3-1 to secure the overall victory, believes the outing was still beneficial as similar conditions could potentially strike Matterley Basin’s MXGP World Championship opener next month.

“I felt good today,” Herlings stated. “It was a shame to have that start crash in the first moto but I still came back from last to third and almost got Glenn [Coldenhoff]. Then I holeshot and led the whole way in the second.

“It was about survival and there was only really one line to use, so passing the lappers was tricky. Anyway, we got it done. It was useful practice because Matterley could be the same!”

Round one of the MX2 World Championship is scheduled for 1 March at Matterley Basin in Great Britain.

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