Herlings and de Wolf rules Dutch Opening round in Harfsen


Last Sunday, Harfsen saw a day full of action with the first round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross, where Jeffrey Herlings and Kay de Wolf ended up on top of their respective classes. However, it wasn´t an easy win for either Herlings or de Wolf as Febvre, Vlaanderen, Elzinga, and De Moosdijk made things more challenging.

Due to the sand track, the race was considered a perfect preparation for round 2 of the MXGP World Championship that will take place next weekend in Sardinia.

Herlings won the first race over Brent Van Doninck, while Romain Febvre and regaining champion Calvin Vlaanderen were third and fourth, respectively. Veteran Max Nagl rounded the top 5.

Herlings repeat the win in the second race en route to a perfect 1-1, but this time after dealing with some pressure in the form of Romain Febvre and Calvin Vlaanderen in the first stages of the race. Then Vlaanderen had a crash and Herlings escape in first place over Febvre. Max Nagl was fourth over Jere Haalvisto who completed the top five.

On the other side, Brent Van Doninck, who was second in the first race, was OUT after a huge crash on the first lap.

Herlings scored 1-1 results to finish ahead of Romain Febvre of the Factory Kawasaki team, who went 3-2, while Calvin Vlaanderen came home in third with 4-3 results.

In the MX2 class, Monster Energy Yamaha rookie sensation Rick Elzinga took the win in the first race of the day over Kay de Wolf and Roan Van de Moosdijk, while Andrea Bonacorsi and Karlis Reisulis went fourth and fifth. However, in the second race, Elzinga had a crash that leaves the door open for Kay de Wolf to take the win with a 2-1 score. Elzinga remounted to second place for second overall. Roan Van de Moosdijk was solid all day finishing with a 3-3 score to close the podium.




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