Jeffery Herlings, on 86 triumphs, has had a strong pre-season with unbeaten outings in the UK and France to build up his speed and remove any doubts after a disrupted 2019.
‰ÛÏ2019 was the worst year of my career and I have learnt from it," Herlings recounted. "My goal this season is to be at all twenty races and to try and fight for the championship. My mentality is different. I don‰Ûªt feel that I must win every race anymore. If I can get on the podium then that‰Ûªs good enough and, most importantly, I get to the races after. Matterley could be challenging with the weather but it‰Ûªs a great track to start the year and it‰Ûªs almost a relief to be there healthy and ready.‰Û