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Herlings dominates in all conditions at the ADAC MX Masters in Gaildorf

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Jeffrey Herlings wins with two lights-to-flag wins. Max Nagl defends championship lead, Tom Koch best German. Severe weather causes the event to be cancelled before the third run on Sunday.


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In extremely different track conditions, the record Grand Prix winner Jeffrey Herlings (NL/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) lived up to his role as favourite at the ADAC MX Masters in Gaildorf and won both the qualification and the two races held. In the overall standings, Pauls Jonass (LVA/Standing Construct Honda MXGP) and Tom Koch (D/Kosak Racing Team) rounded out the podium. Max Nagl (D/KMP Honda Racing powered by Krettek) remains in the lead of the standings.

In the first race of the ADAC MX Masters on Saturday, Jeffrey Herlings was the first to sprint across the Red Bull Holeshot line in dry track conditions, having already set the best time in qualifying. During his guest start, the Dutchman continuously pulled away from the front and extended his lead to more than 20 seconds over second-placed Henry Jacobi (D/KTM Sarholz Racing Team). Jacobi took second place right after the start and drove it to the finish without being able to break away from the chasing group consisting of Jonass and Koch. Jordi Tixier (F/KMP Honda Racing powered by Krettek) also matched the pace of this group in the first half of the race, but then dropped off a bit. Koch, however, attacked Jonass to the last and took third place behind Herlings and Jacobi on the last lap. With a defective clutch, Nagl only finished in eighth place behind Boris Maillard (F/stielergruppe.mx Johannes-Bikes) and Maximilian Spies (D/Kosak Racing Team).

In the night to Sunday, a lot of rain made for deep, soft and muddy ground. Continuous rain made for very challenging conditions in all classes. In the second race on Sunday afternoon, Herlings again achieved a start-finish victory, in which he distanced his pursuers by 26 seconds. After the start, Jonass and Nagl positioned themselves behind him as the closest pursuers ahead of Koch and Jacobi. During the course of the race, Nagl came within a few seconds of Jonass, but then had to stop briefly because a driver had been lapped on the single-lane track, causing contact to break off again. Jacobi ousted Koch from fourth place on the fifth lap, but then slipped four laps later with a smoking motorcycle to tenth place within one lap. As a result, Spies moved up to fifth position,

The third race was not held due to the weather and track conditions. Herlings won undefeated ahead of Jonass, Koch, Jacobi and Nagl, who continues to lead the championship.

“On Saturday it was a lot of fun in the dry, today the conditions were very special and difficult. For me it was a very good preparation for the next World Championship races. It’s a pity for the fans that we had one less race because of the rain, but I’m already looking forward to the next race in Tensfeld, where I’ll compete again,” Herlings said happily at the award ceremony.

“After a bad qualification, which resulted in a bad grid position, I also struggled with a defective clutch on Saturday, which was very difficult. Because every point counts in the championship, I tried to make the most of the first run. Despite the difficult conditions, everything went well today and it was a good day overall,” concluded Nagl.

All races on both days of the event can be streamed live or in individual races free of charge via the ADAC MX Masters playlist on the ADAC MotorsportYoutube channel to be watched. All the results of the weekend can be seen here.

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Lucas and Sacha Coenen confirmed for Lierop

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This Sunday (March 3) the Dutch motocross season will start at the Herselse Bossen circuit in Lierop. The field of racers is getting stronger and stronger and it promises to be a really high-level race.


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The MX2 class is full of young and motivated riders and Lucas and Sacha Coenen will join them for Lierop. These talented twins regularly impressed in the MX2 World Championship last year and Lucas won his first Grand Prix in Indonesia at the age of sixteen.

A fifth place was his share in the final standings and he certainly wants to improve on that this year. Sacha also regularly showed that he has the speed to compete at the front. Highlights were his second place in the qualifying heat in Finland and top five finishes in the Czech Republic and Sweden.

In the deep sand of Lierop, the Coenen brothers will compete against riders like Kay de Wolf, Cas Valk, Hakon Osterhagen, Max Werner, Scott Smulders, Bradley Mesters, Hakon Fredriksen, Oriol Oliver and others.

Also in the 500 class we get fireworks with the participation of Jeffrey Herlings, Jago Geerts, Pauls Jonass, Calvin Vlaanderen, Brent van Doninck and others.

The weather forecast looks good, so the Dutch MX Season Opener in Lierop has all the ingredients to see a great day of racing.

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Results: Spanish Championship Talavera

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Find all the results from Round 1 of the Spanish Championship at Talavera below.

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Results and Highlights: International Italian Championship Round 1

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Find all the results and highlights from Round 1 of the Italian International Championship at Riola below.

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