Jeffrey Herlings has delivered an update on his injury recovery – The Bullet confirmed that he won’t race this weekend at the MXGP of Lombardia in Italy but has offered a bike return timeframe.
Making the news official, he wrote on Instagram: “Little bump in the road, we won’t be there this weekend for the fight but we won’t give up on the war. If everything is going according to plan then we will be back on the bike by next weekend. Keep you guys posted.” So as most expected, no Herlings this weekend at Ottobiano.
Herlings underwent surgery on his broken collarbone last night following his crash at an open training session at the Berghem track in the Netherlands.
The MXGP red plate holder has a 62-point lead on his nearest rival, which happens to be team-mate and nine-time world champion, Tony Cairoli.
If Cairoli should win all 50 points up for grabs at his home GP this weekend, it would still give Herlings a cushion with a valuable short break in the series – the next one is not until July 1. But it is a double-header flyaway in Indonesia (Pangkal Pinang) with the next round following one week later (MXGP of Asia – Semarang). There’s then another short break before the series heads back to Europe for the MXGP of Czech Republic