MXGP Russia: Jeffrey Herlings wins Qualifying at Orlyonok

The qualifying race of MXGP at Orlyonok was won by Jeffrey Herlings. The young Dutchman climbed the ranking till second position after being “disturbed” by Tim Gajser’s fall after the start and then he won in front of Jeremy van Horebeek, overtaken during the final stages. Fifth place for his team-mate and rival Antonio Cairoli, who had a little crash a little before the chequered flag.

HERLINGS WINS – At the beginning Herlings had the best start, but at the first corner Tim Gajser fell after being touched by Romain Febvre and this forced him and some other riders to slow down a little bit. Later the championship leader recovered till second position and, just some minutes before the end, he went first by overtaking Jeremy van Horebeek. Herlings won in front of the Belgian Yamaha rider, who had one second and a half off Herlings, and the ex-MX2 rider Julien Lieber, who ranked third thanks to Tony Cairoli’s crash. The nine times World Champion was third, but a little fall during the final  stages forced him to finish fifth, also behind Clement Desalle.

TWO CRASHES FOR FEBVRE – The Qualifying race was won by Herlings, but while he was recovering, it was Romain Febvre who led the race. The 2015 MXGP World Champion was first for the first half of the 20 minutes (+ 2 laps) of the race, but then he was overtaken by van Horebeek and Herlings because of a crash. Later Febvre fell once again and finally he crossed the finish line in 11th position.

RACES LIVE ON CORSEDIMOTO – The two MXGP races scheduled at Orlyonok will start at 14:15 e 17:10 local time and you can watch them live on Corsedimoto.

MX2 – MX2 Qualifying was won by Pauls Jonass. The reigning MX2 World Champion had a very tough time at both Pietramurata and Agueda and in Russia he aims for a rebirth in order to stop the recovery of Jorge Prado (who ranked 2nd). Third place for Honda’s Calvin Vlaanderen, who managed to beat home hero Vsevolod Brylyakov.

Photo Credit: Eustasio Santoro

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