MXGP Bulgaria, Race 1: Jeffrey Herlings grabs 10th consecutive win

The first MXGP race in Sevlievo since 2014 saw Jeffrey Herlings getting his 10th win in a row. This is the 26th race win in this season for the Dutch KTM rider, who now boasts 70 points of advantage on his rival Antonio Cairoli. The Italian finished the race just in 8th position, after he dropped to 15th in the early stages due to Max Anstie’s crash.

SUPREMACY – Herlings won the race after dominating from the start. Herlings overtook Tim Gajser after few corners and then he maintained one second of gap on the Slovenian. Later, the 23-year-old guy from Geldrop-Mierlo started to push harder and finally he won with 16 seconds of advantage on Tim Gajser, while 3rd place went to Clément Desalle.

UNLUCKY CAIROLI – A bit more behind, Tony Cairoli crossed the line in 8th place. The nine times World Champion was stopped after one minute and a half by Max Anstie’s crash, that made TC222 drop outside the top 10. Finally Cairoli recovered just till 8th position and now the gap from Herlings amounts to 70 points (688 to 758). 


MX2 – For what concerns under-23 class, Pauls Jonass won by beating championshup leader Jorge Prado and so he repeated the victory scored last week in Frauenfeld-Gachnang Race 1. The podium was rounded up by Thomas Kjer Olsen, while Thomas Covington finished fourth after winning yesterday’s Qualifying Race. 

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