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Insight: Jeffrey Herlings ready to race ADAC rounds in Gaildorf and Tensfeld

Exciting times.



Five-time motocross world champion Jeffrey Herlings has booked guest starts for the ADAC MX Masters events in Gaildorf on 5/6 August and in Tensfeld on the 26/27. The 2008 ADAC MX Junior Cup champion is thus returning to the roots of his career. In the interview he talks about the series, the events and tracks as well as the strong competition.

Words: ADAC Press Release | Lead Image: KTM

Herlings was once the prodigy of the motocross World Championship, winning his first World Championship event at the tender age of 15, shortly after his debut, and becoming world champion a year later. This spring, the 28-year-old broke the 2006 record for the most race wins in the World Championship and most Grand Prix wins. In the meantime, Herlings has beamed 103 times as overall winner from the top step of a the podium and has been world champion five times.

Herlings wants to use the ADAC MX Masters races in Gaildorf and Tensfeld to regain momentum for the following World Championship races after suffering a neck injury in June. It won’t be easy for reigning ADAC MX Masters champion Max Nagl, who went into the summer break as championship leader, and his opponents to put the Dutchman in his place, but nothing is impossible in racing. The fans at the racetracks in Gaildorf and Tensfeld will definitely be the winners of Herlings’ guest starts, because you rarely see such a high calibre rider live. In an interview, Herlings explains how the guest starts came about, what his expectations are and how important the ADAC MX Junior Cup was for his career.

Question: We are happy that you will be starting at the ADAC MX Masters in Gaildorf and Tensfeld. How did that happen?

Jeffrey Herlings: “I know the ADAC MX Masters is a really professional championship and after my injury the starts help me get back into racing rhythm for the GPs. I prefer racing to doing practice laps alone. Gaildorf is a legendary former GP circuit, so I like going there, even if the ground is very hard there. As a Dutchman, I really like Tensfeld because it’s a sandy track. I mean, that’s where I did my first ADAC race in 2006. I loved the track back then and I’ve seen a few videos of it over the last few years and it still looks really good.”

Q: How are you feeling after your spinal injury at the MXGP in Teutschenthal?

JH: “I’m doing pretty well now. Next Monday I have another check-up appointment to get permission to start motorcycle training again. In everyday life and during fitness training, I can already do everything again without restrictions, such as cycling, rowing, swimming and these things. So I hope to be back on the bike next week.”

Q: You competed in the ADAC MX Junior Cup as a youth. What are your fondest memories of that time?

JH: “Winning the 2008 championship in the 85cc class was definitely the best I’ve achieved at ADAC. After that I never rode the entire championship again, but only contested a few selected races. Last time, 2019, it was very professional, so I like to come back. The tracks have always been very good and there were many tracks on firm ground where I was able to train very well and improve.”

Q: It’s not the first time you’ve guest starred on the series. At what level do you see the ADAC MX Masters?

JH: “For me, the ADAC MX Masters in Europe is of a very high standard. It’s super professional, very well organised and the tracks are mostly very good. As mentioned, I prefer racing to doing practice laps, so I enjoy competing there.”

Q: What do you expect from the races in Gaildorf and Tensfeld?

JH: “My expectation for Gaildorf is to find my way back into the racing rhythm and hopefully finish in the top three. My goal for Tensfeld is to win. By then I should have been back training on the bike for about a month. In Gaildorf I will probably only have been on the KTM for a few days, so my expectations are not that high. I think it is good training, but of course it would be nice to win there as well.”

Q: It is not uncommon for the “local heroes” to be really quick on home soil. Can Max Nagl, Tom Koch and Henry Jacobi put you under pressure?

JH: “Yes, definitely, 100 percent, especially in Gaildorf. Even though I’ve won 103 Grands Prix, I’m still weaker on such tracks and not as strong as on a sand track like Tensfeld. I’m convinced that they can put pressure on me and fight with me. I never underestimate the Local Heroes. I’ve learned that in Germany, France and the UK: When they’re racing their own tracks, they’re very, very good and it’s definitely not going to be a walk in the park.”

Q: You broke the record for most overall Grand Prix wins this year. How important are such records for you?

JH: “It’s a great feeling, I broke two of the three most important records – race wins, GP wins and world titles. Okay, I didn’t break the title record, but the most race wins and the most GP wins. Those were life goals for me. It’s great to have reached them and I’m happy about that. I really wish I could get to ten championships or more, but given all the injuries I’ve suffered I’m pretty confident that won’t happen again. But having my name on those two big records makes me pretty happy.”

Q: What is your goal for the rest of the season?

JH: “Honestly I just want to race, have fun and try to get the best results possible. After an injury, I prefer to get straight back into racing. The first races will certainly be difficult because I wore a neck brace for four weeks and couldn’t train. It’s also not easy to take a break from motorcycling in the middle of the season. So I just want to do my best, have fun, race a lot and still get some highlights like winning a GP or two. That would be great.”

If you want to see Jeffrey Herlings live at the ADAC MX Masters and get a signature at the autograph session, you can purchase tickets online in advance.

Tickets Gaildorf:

Tickets Tensfeld:

Lead Image: KTM

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British MX Nationals

£100,000 Reasons to race British Motocross with Nora Pro Championship



Following the first few press releases, we are pleased to announce the upcoming payouts and prize money for the new series. We believe that the riders who risk everything to compete in what is arguably the World’s most exciting sport, deserve to earn as much as possible.

We are pleased to announce that the Nora Pro Championship will have a £94,500 payout over the six rounds for the riders and a further £4,200 in payouts for teams, giving the overall Championship a purse of £98,700.

Prize money for riders will be paid out per race, with two MX2 races, two MX1 races and one Superpole. Plenty of opportunities for riders to get rewarded.

Position Prize Money Per Race (5 races) Team Overall on the day
1st £500 £400
2nd £400 £200
3rd £320 £100
4th £260
5th £220
6th £200
7th £180
8th £160
9th £140
10th £120
11th £110
12th £100
13th £90
14th £80
15th £70
16th £60
17th £50
18th £40
19th £30
20th £20

The prize fund per event is £15,750 for riders and £700 for teams.

The total Prize fund for the six-round series will be an incredible £98,700 paid out to riders and teams in 2024.

The prize fund and the format we have chosen will make the event one of the most exciting series in the UK next year and attract some good riders from Europe to battle it out with the British riders. The racing should be fantastic to watch with riders receiving good financial rewards that will make the live streaming exciting for those at home watching these fun action-packed 20-minute plus 2-lap races.

News on title sponsor, tracks, teams, riders, entries and partners will be released as a priority.

The interest in the series so far from teams, riders and the industry has been staggering. For media and sponsorship please direct all contact to James Burfield – [email protected]

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British MX Nationals

BREAKING NEWS: Nora Pro Championship dates released



Just in. The dates have been selected for the new Nora Pro Championship for 2024. Whilst there are no surprises that there were going to be clashing it still allows riders to race on a Saturday and a Sunday if they want to ride two championships. The good news we hear is the prize fund is substantial and if facts are correct the biggest prize fund in European Motocross. More information will be released this week. PR Below.

We are pleased to announce the dates agreed for the 2024 championship. As you can imagine this was extremely difficult and we had to take some time to deliberate because we didn’t want to clash with the Bridgestone Championship as this will act as the feeder series to the Pro Championship, the Dirtstore British Championship, the Nora British Cup, and some European EMX races. Whilst taking all these into account it didn’t leave many dates available, and unfortunately, there will be clashes with other series including the Fastest 40. However, with the Fastest 40 running their Pro group on a Saturday and the Nora Pro Championship on Sunday only, we hope this helps.

The dates will be as follows:

24th March 2024 – UK

21st April 2024 – UK

12th May 2024 – Europe

28th July 2024 – UK

25th August – Europe

8th September – UK

Tracks will be released over the next two weeks as contracts are completed. The UK tracks have been agreed and as mentioned in a previous release there will be a brand new UK motocross track that no one has used, a great step in the right direction when so many tracks are being closed.

A huge thank you for the support and feedback that we have received already and we are taking that into account. We believe in open communication so we will explain every decision openly to offer clarity.

We are working very hard behind the scenes and are implementing everything to make this championship one of the most professional in Europe. Our only goal is to raise the bar of British motocross.

New website, title sponsor, tracks, European races, partners, features, teams and riders will be released over the coming weeks.

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BREAKING NEWS: New Championship for the UK & Europe



We are pleased to release the news that a new championship will start in 2024 with a brand new UK track and offering riders the opportunity to race in Europe for two rounds. The Championship will have title sponsorship that will be announced in the next few weeks and will run under the fastest-growing federation in world motocross, NORA92, who bring with them a wealth of experience.

The Championship will offer the biggest prize money fund for riders in the UK and Europe and work with the Bridgestone championship in creating a pyramid system so riders can progress from youth to professional. With Nora92 already investing heavily into an exciting youth program to support ten youth riders in the UK, everyone involved is working to grow motocross in the UK, reward pro riders and offer a path of progression.

Another new track will join Oakhanger, Oxford Moto Parc and Monster Mountain, and this will increase in 2025 with the addition of further new tracks and facilities, once again focusing on growing the sport in the UK. World-class track builders Alfie Smith and Justin Barclay will create some outstanding tracks, so expect exceptional racing throughout the series.

Every round will be available through a live stream with high-end production, including a studio show, live pit reporting, and teams and riders featured through pre-recorded videos and live from the track. Riders, teams and brands will get maximum exposure when participating in the series with a focus on growing their following. It doesn’t stop there. The series has a media partnership with MX Vice and Planet Motocross (Netherlands & Belgium) to stream each round across their social media channels, with more media to follow.

Race service companies supporting riders and teams are welcome to come to each round and will be in a designated area in the pits to service their customers for free. Rider coaches, media professionals and partners are welcome at all events and must contact us for free accreditation. As well as a Championship for enthusiasts and fans, the Championship is very much for the industry to be part of. Working together in the same direction will grow the sport quicker.

Spectators can visit each round and take advantage of the series’ giant outdoor screen showing all the racing, along with positions and the studio show when racing is not live. Expect clean toilets, bins, and refreshments at affordable prices to offer a pleasant environment for the family.

Dates will be released shortly with the names of the tracks the Championship will be racing in Europe. Setup will be on Saturday, and racing will be on Sunday at every round.


Super Minis – any cc up to big wheel 85cc – age limit 10yrs to 14yrs

125cc Pro juniors – any cc up to 125cc – age limit 14yrs to 17yrs

MX2 Pro – any cc up to 250cc – age limit 17yrs upwards

MX1 Pro – any cc up to 450cc – age limit 17yrs upwards


Superminis – Products and gifts down to 10th position

125cc Junior Pro – Products and gifts down to 10th position

MX2 Pro -Prize money from 1st to 20th positions and team bonuses for top 3 podium results

MX1 Pro – Prize money from 1st to 20th positions and team bonuses for top 3 podium results

We intend to make entry, travel overseas and paddock parking as painless as possible with packages for border control, route planning and online payment as automated as possible.

The Organisers have a long history and high pedigree in the sport, from founding the Goldentyre Championship and the MX Nationals to running race teams and media agencies.

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