Motocross

Jeffrey Herlings and Kjer Olsen Top Latvia Qualifying

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The MXGP of Latvia kicked off overnight in Kegums for the 7th round of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship.

The beautiful Kegums circuit is set among pine trees and soft sandy soil and it is where the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeffrey Herlings and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Thomas Kjer Olsen had the first victory of the weekend.

In addition the EMX250 Championship had the first race of the 3rd round in which Josiah Natzke led every lap and cruised to a comfortable race win. Finishing behind Natzke was the Italian Morgan Lesiardo and F&H Racing Team‰Ûªs Ruben Fernandez.

To finish out the day the first race of the second round of the EMX125 Championship Presented by FMF Racing. With a massive list of entries two qualifying groups were narrowed to one full gate and BUD Racing Monster Energy‰Ûªs Brian Strubhart Moreau was the fastest after he went by Gianluca Facchetti for the win on lap 6. Facchetti eventually finished 3rd behind Kevin Horgmo.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeffrey Herlings scored his first MXGP Qualifying Race win today after lining up on the inside of the start getting himself into second on the first lap. Herlings was over 3 seconds off the leader Max Nagl for the majority of the race but came on strong during the final laps eventually making the pass for the win with one lap remaining.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been a while since I‰Ûªve won, it feels very good to be up here again‰Û_ It will help me out tomorrow because at this track it is key to get a good start. I‰Ûªm just going for race wins now‰Û
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Thomas Kjer Olsen was the best of the MX2 class today, getting the best timing in practice and winning the qualifying race for the second time this season.

"I'm really happy with this race, I took my time in the beginning and I felt really good on my bike. I felt like I was riding good, I was riding like myself and had no small mistakes this time. We are getting better and better in the qualifying races, now we just need to do the same in the races tomorrow.‰Û

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