Jeffrey Herlings wrote his name into the Motocross Grand Prix history books in Loket, Czech Republic, August 4, with his second straight FIM MX2 World title. At just 18 years old, Herlings became the winningest Dutch rider in the history of the sport -tieing John Van Den Berk’s World titles record, but bests his fellow countryman with 21 more overall victories, 14 of which are just this year alone.
“Everything is going so fast,” Herlings said. “Three years ago I took part in my first Grand Prix and now I have already won 30 Grand Prix, two MX2 World titles and I’ve been on the podium so many times. It is an amazing feeling, but maybe only when I’ll be older I’ll realize what I have accomplished.”
In addition to his perfect overall record so far this season, Herlings won 26 out of the 28 motos this year – finishing second in moto two at Brazil and third in moto one at Sweden – and has been on pole seven times in 2013.
There are three rounds left of the championship and even though Herlings has the title in the bag early, the Red Bull KTM rider wants to continue rewriting the history books this year and win every Grand Prix of the season.
Herlings MX2 championship is also KTM’s sixth straight in the class, starting with Tyla Rattray’s championship in 2008.
Here’s the highlight video from MX GP of Czech Republic of Herlings capturing his second World Championship: