MXGP Portugal: Jeffrey Herlings dominates both races at Agueda

The MXGP of Portugal taking place at Agueda saw Jeffrey Herlings winning both races after leading from the first till the last metre. The Dutch rider won the GP by dominating the first and second moto and his rival Antonio Cairoli had to content with two second-place finishes. Now the nine times World Champion sees his gap from Herlings extended from 10 to 16 points.

RACE 2 – In the second race, in particular, Herlings took the lead after overtaking Cairoli, Romain Febvre and Shaun Simpson (FOX Holeshot winner) and after a few minutes his advantage was already of about five seconds. The gap increased as the laps went by and at the end Herlings won the race with even 34 (!) seconds of advantage on Antonio Cairoli, while Clement Desalle ranked third. Instead, Gautier Paulin had to retire in the early stages due to a technical problem, as it happened to Desalle in Race 1.

CHAMPIONSHIP – hanks to the double win at Agueda, Herlings leads the championship with 241 points, with 16 points of advantage on Cairoli (225). Romain Febvre, who finished the GP in third place after being fifth and fourth in the races, is now third also in the standings with 169 points, with just four points more than Clement Desalle (165).

MX2 – The two MX2 races wer won by the Spanish Jorge Prado, who has been bridging the gap that separates him from Pauls Jonass in the championship, also because the Latvian ranked second and seventh. In the GP classification Prado was followed by Thomas Kjer Olsen (fourth and second) and Jed Beaton (3rd and 4th). In the championship standings Pauls Jonass leads with 216 points, followed by Prado (202) and Kjer Olsen (185).

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