MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that three times MX2 World Champion Jeffrey Herlings will make his debut in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday, August 26, at the Christi Hubler Chevrolet Ironman National.

MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that three times MX2 World Champion Jeffrey Herlings will make his debut in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday, August 26, at the Christi Hubler Chevrolet Ironman National. 

The current second-place holder in the FIM MXGP Championship will compete in the 450 Class at the season finale, alongside Marvin Musquin for Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. 

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Herlings rose to prominence as the most successful MX2 rider in the history of the World Motocross Championship. He made the move into the premier MXGP division for 2017, and after a slow start to the season he has become a consistent threat for victories, capturing a trio of overall wins as a rookie, including victories at two of the last three GP’s. That recent string of success has helped Herlings climb all the way into second in the MXGP championship standings, currently 101 points behind his legendary teammate Antonio Cairoli with three rounds remaining. 

The next round of MXGP will bring Europe’s premier racers stateside for the annual MXGP of the USA, which will make its inaugural visit to WW Motocross Park in Jacksonville, Florida, over Labor Day weekend, September 2-3. 

As a result, this weekend’s Ironman National in Crawfordsville, Indiana, provides a fitting opportunity for Herlings to keep his competitive intensity on a high level during the off weekend, ready to test his mettle. 

“We are thrilled that Jeffrey Herlings would take the opportunity of an open weekend in MXGP to come over and compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. 

“For him to take on a challenge like this really shows his competitiveness as a racer. We can’t wait to see him go up against Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin and the rest of our championship contenders, then see Eli join Jeffrey’s series next weekend with the MXGP of the USA. Both of these races will be very exciting to watch.”

With Herlings’ addition to the Ironman National lineup, the 450 Class will feature a total of six 250cc titleholders from around the world, which also includes Baggett, Musquin, Tomac, Cooper Webb, and Dean Wilson. 

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