No days off for Jeffrey Herlings: Two more races on the calendar for The Bullet

MXPG Trentino, Italy, 2024, Rider: Herlings

Last weekend the MXGP of Trentino marked the fourth round of the MXGP Motocross World Championship and the first back-to-back in the calendar. Now the series will face a two weeks off before being back in action in Agueda, Portugal. However, Jeffrey Herlings has some plans for the next weeks as he will be competing in two different series.

First, this Sunday, April 21st, Markelo will be the first stop for Herlings as the Dutch Masters Motocross series concludes. After winning the previous first motos, Herlings leads the series by 12 points over Romain Febvre.

And the very next weekend, the Red Bull KTM Factory rider will race at the opening round of the 2024 Dirt Store ACU British Motocross Championship at Lyng on 28 April.

Herlings currently sits fourth in the MXGP standings with 55 points deficit behind Red Plate holder Jorge Prado. After a neck injury suffered almost a year ago, Herlings is getting back to his first form step by step. He earned his first podium of the season in Riola Sardo and last weekend in Trentino showed some good speed by charging from behind in both motos. Maybe this next race can help him on a faster recovery to his back form.

This is what Herlings said about Trentino:

“I clearly had the speed to be on the podium today. I came from P20 to pass many guys and reach P4 in the first moto and in the second I had a really good start but the rear end washed away and it meant another charge back, this time to 7th. It’s pretty devastating because I had the pace to maybe even to go for the win. Two out of three starts this weekend were good and my feeling was really good, especially with my ribs…we just didn’t have the result! Anyway, we go home in one piece and we have sixteen more races to come. I should be fully fit and ready to go in Portugal.”

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