Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings grabbed the overall result in todays MXGP of Lombardia, closing the championship gap to just three points between him and Romain Febvre.
Suffering some bad luck during the first moto of the day in Mantova with a crash with Monster Energy Yamaha’s Jeremy Seewer, but still managed to pull back up to second position, then claiming a win in the second moto giving the dutchman first overall heading into the final round of the series.
“It was a solid moto,’ said Jeffrey. “First of all, do I put myself straight in a good position as I was behind Romain.”
“There was nothing Jeremy (Seewer) could do. I mean, I did exactly the same crash or in some game rather than in warm up. I just hit my left foot back into the side and just got kicked off. But then I was actually really lucky because Jeremy Landed on my bike and my seat was loose, but for some reason it kept on their for the whole moto. I knew I had my work cut out, so I was almost dead last and I worked my way up to second.”
“The second moto took a decent start straight into third and managed to pass Jorge and Romain. And then, yeah, I made a little gap and then I was actually checking where Tony could be, and I was trying to not run away too far too, you know.”
“Then I saw there was too much of a gap between Romain and Tony, and then I pulled away for the second part of the Moto. You know, every point counts right now, so it’s minus three. I think today I don’t know, but I think it’s got basically me and Romain for the Championship.”
“Tim had some bad luck or whatever happened. So it’s going to be all at once on Wednesday, I mean, there is a lot on the line. There are different riders, different countries, different manufacturers and all going for the same goal, and that’s a world title. So it doesn’t matter who wins it, I think we both deserve it in any way. Even then, so will be will be a good one on Wednesday.”
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