Oakley's Jeffrey Herlings Dominates At Grand Prix In Varsseveld, Netherlands
Last Weekend Oakley’s 15-year-old Jeffrey Herlings, wearing MX O frames, won his first ever Grand Prix in the MX2 class in Varsseveld , Netherlands.
The young rider achieved the remarkable distinction of lapping the entire field in the first race, and in the second race he lapped all the way to the third rider.
Jeffrey started the day off well on a well prepared track and qualified in pole position with more than four seconds difference over the second rider. Jeffrey started the first race of well and went into the lead on the first lap. So incredible was his pace that he started lapping riders within a few laps. Before the end of the race he produced a spurt to lap the last two riders to lap the entire field.
In the second race Jeffrey also set the pace high and also started lapping riders from early on. This time he could not lap the entire field, but still rode one lap more than all but the second placed rider.
With surely the most dominating performance ever in the history of the Dutch Championship series, Jeffrey won in dominating fashion. He now leads the championship series by a comfortable 60 points. His next point of call will be the Portuguese GP at Agueda.
Jeffrey Herlings said, "It was an indescribable feeling, just amazing, I had two good starts from not a very good starting position. But one GP is not the whole season so I am just going to try to be consistent and take it one race at a time.
Maybe it was that confidence that let me win my first GP".
In the MX 1 class, Oakley’s Kevin Strijbos won the first and second heat to win the overall victory.