Red Bull KTM Jeffrey Herlings won a FIM MXGP World Championship race in Lommel on Sunday despite suffering from Injury two weeks ago.
Less than two weeks after fracturing his left shoulder blade in Oss, and sitting out the Loket round last weekend, Jeffrey Herlings somehow grabbed a MXGP Moto one win in the deep sand in Lommel, and then grabbed another solid fifth position in the second moto, giving him a second overall result for the day.
“We didn’t ride much in practice but we had a good gate pick,’ said Herlings. “In the first moto Romain had really good pace, so I just sat there to save energy.”
“As everybody knows, I broke my shoulder blade and it’s not normal to be riding again in thirteen days. I didn’t know if my speed would fade because the track was so rough and hard on the body.”
“At one point I felt I could run a faster pace. I passed Romain and made a gap. I started well in the second moto, fourth or fifth I think, but then came together with Glenn Coldenhoff going for an inside line. It was a shame to be last but I managed to get back to fifth, then I faded!”
“I couldn’t hold on to the bike that well and I didnt want to make a big crash. To go one – five is a good day, One week ago we thought the championship was over, and I still need to hunt down the points. But 42 points is not too bad and there are still a lot of races ahead.”