Keiheuvel International: Herlings and Cairoli take the wins

MXPG Sweden 2023, Uddevalla Rider: Herlings

Just like in the old times, both KTM Red Bull legends topped the podium in their respective classes, but this time in the Keiheuvel International Race in Balen, Belgium.

Also known as the Flanders Masters Motocross is a typical race in Keiheuvel, and this year the club KMC Mol celebrated its 100th anniversary. Despite the busy calendar for MXGP stars with the Grand Prix of Uddevalla taking place this weekend, some top riders and their respective teams decided to make an exception to this historic competition, as they will made the trip to Keiheuvel to race this Tuesday, August 15th.

500cc CLASS:

Jeffrey Herlings and Romain Febvre fought hard in both motos. In the first one, Febvre prevails as he took a better start over Herlings who charge his way up to second. But in the second race, Herlings got a much better start and despite the resistance that Febvre offered, he ended up winning the moto and the overall over Febvre.

Image: JP Acevedo archive

Current ADAC MX Master leader and former GP rider Max Nagl rounded the podium as he went 5-3 in each moto over Benoit Paturel (3-6) and Pauls Jonass (8-5).

Nestaan Husqvarna´s Roan Van de Moosdijk made his return after breaking his collarbone in the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic. At the same time, he made his 450cc debut finishing 12th overall.

250cc CLASS

Antonio Cairoli shock the scene by making a last-minute entry in the 250cc class. The nine-time World Champion showed he is still in form as he ended up winning the overall over some young talents. Cairoli topped the podium via 2-1, followed by Rick Elzinga (1-2) and his younger prospect Liam Everts (3-3) rounding the podium in third.

Image: JP Acevedo archive


Jeffrey Herlings managed to win the super final of the int. competition on the Keiheuvel in a masterful manner. Herlings took the lead right after the start and built up a safe lead.

Behind Herlings, Romain Febvre was second, but he immediately missed the connection because he needed a moment to pass Max Nagl. Nagl rode in third place for a long time but experienced something in the final phase that allowed Pauls Jonass and Max Nagl to pass him.





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