Recent MX News
To say that the Red Bull KTM Team recognized Jeffrey Herlings’ potential from the time he barely hit puberty, wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration. He’s been on the program since the moment he was old enough to qualify for the Motocross World Championship. So it was only fitting that just as the Dutch teen motocross phenom claimed his 10th Motocross Grand Prix victory (out of 10) in Sweden, KTM announced a two-year extension of his contract with the team.
The defending AMA Motocross Champion is looking to take the reigns. With a lukewarm start to the Outdoor season thus far, Ryan Dungey hasn’t broken through the proverbial barrier on his campaign to defend the title. Until now, that is. More than 20,000 fans braved the Tennessee heat to see Red Bull-KTM’s star take the overall victory at Muddy Creek – topping fellow Oakley star Ryan Villopoto with an impressive win in the second Moto.
Charging On: Jeffrey Herlings Continues Tear Through World Championship Motocross Circuit, Caps off 13 Moto Win Streak
Jeffrey Herlings’ perfect season may have ‘ended.’ But there’s still nothing on the planet of 250 dirt bikes that is even close to stopping him. The young Dutchman phenom’s epic 13 straight Moto victories came to a halt with a crash in the Super Final at the Grand Prix of Brazil last week – but his characteristically dominating performance in Moto 1 still guaranteed an overall victory at the stop. Which means, of course, that Oakley’s speed demon still holds a massive 100 point lead in the 250 class standings. The resilient display in South America came on the heels of a purely dominating weekend in Portugal the week prior – smoking the Free Practice, qualifiers, Moto 1 (with the Holeshot and lapping the 10th position rider) and Moto 2 (Holeshot, fastest lap time, 1:08:304 faster than the second place rider, lapped the entire field until the eighth position rider) en route to six straight triumphs.