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Jeffrey Herlings Breaks Through For Career First MXGP Round Win

Kjer Olsn races to maiden MX2 round win

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The MXGP of Latvia in Kegums will be forever etched into the minds of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeffrey Herlings and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Thomas Kjer Olsen as each recorded their first career overall wins in their respective classes.

Meanwhile Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Antonio Cairoli and local hero Pauls Jonass will go to the MXGP of Germany in 2 weeks time holding the Red Plate.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeffrey Herlings had a weekend of first, first in Saturday‰Ûªs Qualifying Race, first in Race 1, and first in Race 2, which when combined gave him his first career overall victory in the premier MXGP class.

Herlings literally could not have had better results, from the fastest in each practice to the last checkered flag he dominated.

‰ÛÏThis is the cherry on the cake, I‰Ûªm very happy being up here! I felt good all weekend and I‰Ûªm always fast on this track, we‰Ûªve won here a couple times now.‰Û
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Thomas Kjer Olsen was on a mission this weekend.

Olsen started the GP by winning the Qualifying Race and Race 1 in an impressive display. Race 2 was more of a challenge as Olsen started in 8th place and with Pauls Jonass out front he knew he needed 2nd to claim the overall a feat he accomplished.

‰ÛÏI worked my way up through the pack and I‰Ûªm pretty happy with my riding, I just stayed consistent all moto. It was so tough out there so I was trying to make no mistakes and ride smooth. I‰Ûªm so happy with how things turned out. Last year I won here in the European Championship, it is pretty crazy that I win the GP this year.‰Û


MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 38 p.;
3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 38 p.;
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 38 p.;
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 28 p.;
6. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 27 p.;
7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 23 p.;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 23 p.;
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 22 p.;
10. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, SUZ), 20 p.

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 258 points;
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 241 p.;
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 220 p.;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 214 p.;
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 210 p.;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 204 p.;
7. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 174 p.;
8. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 147 p.;
9. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 139 p.;
10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, YAM), 133 p.



MX2 Overall Top Ten:
1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 47 points;
2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 45 p.;
3. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), 34 p.;
4. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 34 p.;
5. Conrad Mewse (GBR, HUS), 32 p.;
6. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 28 p.;
7. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), 26 p.;
8. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 25 p.;
9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 22 p.;
10. Alvin ÌÐstlund (SWE, YAM), 19 p.

MX2 Championship Top Ten:
1. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 287 points;
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 245 p.;
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 235 p.;
4. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), 223 p.;
5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 198 p.;
6. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 166 p.;
7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 155 p.;
8. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 152 p.;
9. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), 133 p.;
10. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, KAW), 123 p.

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