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2X! Motocross Teen Phenom Jeffrey Herlings Crowned With Second Consecutive MX2 World Title, Charges Into History Books
It’s one thing to have a teen phenom absolutely dominate his rivals in his sport. But to have one with such a sense of humility as he charges into the annals of Motocross history…is all the more impressive. “It is an amazing feeling, but maybe only when I’m older I’ll realize what I have accomplished,” said Jeffrey Herlings – shortly after wrapping up his 14th World Motocross Grand Prix victory on the season and his second consecutive MX2 World Title. At a mere 18 years old, Oakley’s Dutch rider has tallied an astonishing 30th career GP victory on top of his taking the MX2 crown with three races to go. Not to mention his perfect record through all rounds thus far.
Marc Marquez is the real deal. Sure, the humble Spanish phenom may be inclined to play down the fact that he holds a 16-point lead in the Championship standings as a MotoGP rookie. Or the fact the fact that he’s on the heels of three recent victories (the most recent coming at Laguna Seca in Northern California – where he became the first rookie to have ever triumphed at the track). He’s the youngest ever to tally back-to-back wins, by the way. Marc’s quick to point out that the absences and injuries of fellow Spanish superstars like Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo allowed him chances to win – and that their presence may have altered the results. But he also noticeably omits the fact that his first-ever victory, coming at the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin (Texas), was achieved by convincingly outgunning his childhood hero (and fellow Oakley superstar), Valentino Rossi, who’s finally found his form after a couple of tough years with Ducati.
He locked it up! With a win in Mexico City to start the season, a runner-up finish at Glen Helen and now a win in Madrid, Thomas Pagès is your 2013 Red Bull X-Fighters world champion. Riding in front of a raucous crowd at the iconic Las Ventas bullfighting ring, Pagès left no doubters that he was deserving of the title, with some of his most polished and dynamic runs of the year.