No MXGP World Championship this weekend. However, a good pack of riders, including Jeffrey Herlings and Romain Febvre, will be lining up for the opening round of the three-round series of the Dutch Masters of Motocross at Harfsen.
Five-time World Championship Jeffrey Herlings was second on his return to the MXGP World Championship at round one in Argentina. But the Dutchman insists on doing more races and training between the GPs to regain his old race form. Harfsen seems the perfect opportunity to warm up some sand skills before the Grand Prix of Riola Sardo in two weeks.
Herlings sits fourth in the MXGP standings behind Kawasaki`s Romain Febvre, who also will be at Harfsen. His teammate Mitch Evans was hoping to race, though, a thumb injury suffered in Argentina dropped his plans. On the other side, reigning Dutch Masters Champion, Calvin Vlaanderen, will come to defend his title in 2023. He will do so with the No. 1 plate on his Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha. Brian Bogers from Standing Construct Honda will be another of the title contenders.
The MX2 class will be highlighted by current MX2 World Championship leader Jago Geerts from Monster Energy Yamaha together with his teammate Rick Elzinga. Both against Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing and Dutchman favorites Kay de Wolf and Roan Van de Moosdijk.
The bad news is that the race will not have a live broadcast. However, you can consult all the results and updates on Mx1onboard.com and on Twitter –@mx1onboard –