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Latvian GP Results

Herlings Blitz - Latvian GP


Red Bull KTM factory rider Jeffrey Herlings has won his 72nd Grand with one of his most impressive weekends to date. Going 1-1 and looking simply in another class to his rivals, he also extended his championship points lead to 29 over Cairoli. 

Even second placed man Antonio Cairoli struggled to make a solid attack, finishing with 2-2 and leading a bunch of laps, but it still wasn’t enough.

Cairoli led early in the second MXGP moto, with Herlings around seventh. Within a lap Herlings was second but Cairoli had already built a 10 second lead. As Herlings made a mistake Cairoli clocked the quickest lap of the race. 

Herlings then lapped the quickest lap again and within no time was onto Cairoli. Herlings passed in the air between lapped riders and Cairoli was riding super fast to try and keep with Herlings. Both impressive. 

We are seeing something very special in 2018 and while Antonio Cairoli has been the master since 2009, it looks like the new king in town is Herlings.

Herlings won by five second but to show how much better Herlings and Cairoli are, third placed Gautier Paulin was 53 seconds back.

MXGP Overall

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50pts 

2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 44 pts

3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 38 pts 

4. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 32 pts 

5. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 30 pts

6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 29 pts

7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 28 pts

8. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 26 pts 

9. Julien Lieber (BEL, KAW), 21 pts 

10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 20 pts

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