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.
“Everything is going so fast!” he continued. “Three years ago I took part in my first Grand Prix and now I’ve been on the podium so many times.”
And the latest round in the Czech Republic was just another familiar check in the “W” column for Jeffrey.
Reminiscent of his domination of so many fields throughout his young career, he led the first Moto in Loket from the gates to the finish – smoking rivals by more than 40 seconds.
Moto 2 was business as usual – with a less-than-perfect start and a valiant charge to the front of the pack to claim the win by just more than 20 seconds.
But despite the immense success thus far: The lapping of entire fields last season, two straight titles and an undefeated season, the naturally talented rider isn’t resting on his already giant laurels as he continues toward the end of the season.
“I hope to win the last three MX2 Grands Prix and set another record, as nobody in the history of the sport has won all the Grands Prix,” he said, setting the stage for an even bigger task in taking on the world’s most prominent motocross stars at Motocross of Nations. “I will have the opportunity to race against the Americans.”
Keep your eye on Jeffrey as he continues to quest to prove himself as one of the global giants in the sport.