I was waiting for the sign of the lap times article. That is just stellar, Herlings should be pushing the wheelbarow carrying around Cairoli's package after that display of utter dominance. Jesus. It definitely makes the fact that Herlings caught up a moot point.
Blowouts in any sporting event usually aren't fun to watch, but everybody has to appreciate the level of skill Cairoli displayed on Sunday.
Back to back races for Herlings who was in Open class, not for Cairoli who was in MX1 and entered first and third race. Plus he is a MX2 rider. In Lierop Jeffrey was 7 sec faster than Cairoli in the first moto, 5 sec in the second moto on a 250F, THAT is crazy...
True Cairoli was the fastest, and props to him
Doesn't tell the whole story though
The whole 3rd moto doesn't mean a thing,since Cairoli ripped the holeshot and had a clear track ahead of him
And Herlings crashed in the first corner, and had to deal with a whole lot of traffic from the beginning
on a 350 when he normally rides a 250, he's better on the 250
Paulin was pretty impressive
i expected more from Musquin,he used to be pretty good in the sand when he was still riding GP's
Barcia was good when he settled down and found his groove, instead of trying to over ride the track
Yes man i stand by what i said
Barcia was good, his 3rd place finish was good, showed of his skills
But if you were there you would of seen he had lots of moment were he almost crashed
Paulin was impressive yes damn straight ,fastest lap time the first moto almost got to cairolli's wheel
for a rider from france,who grew up on hardpack
So what if Barcia doesn't ride a 450, Herlings doesn't ride a 350
AC almost never win with a big margin. He doesnt work more than he has to.
they're both bad as fuck in the sand
end of story
Laptimes of Lommel don't say shit. Cairoli took the holeshot in race 3 and set that fastest laptime in the first lap on a track that was flattened at most places, while Jeffrey fell and had to go trough traffic the whole race. In the meanwhile he was way faster than Cairoli who was out and alone at front. When Jeffrey rode his fastest lap, in lap 3, he was at that time 2,5 seconds faster than Tony.
Cairoli was the first to cross the finishline so he deserved the win, that's true. But the whole world could see that Herlings was faster than Tony. He closed a 20 second gap in no time. But it is a 35 minute race so the only thing that counts in the end is who crosses the finishline as first.... Forget the laptimes.
cairoli set his fastest lap in the final moto on the first lap- after pulling the holeshot and having a completely clear track. Herlings was in trafic the whole race (he was into lappers by the time he got up to 2nd) - that and the fact the track was way rougher by the end of the race/ the fatugue factor
if you think herlings wouldnt have anything for cairoli in a straight up race in the sand then you're delusional. In my opinion (after going to the gp a few weeks ago) herlings would beat cairoli easily at lierop, and probably beat him at lommel too (it would be close) if they gate first and 2nd. Herlings only had half an hour break before the last moto, crashed in the first corner and injured his ribs and still managed to pass 39 riders and catch right up to toni. Great ride by both of them, laptimes dont mean alot in this instance
the only thing you can say for sure after watching the racing on sunday is that both herlings and cairoli are in a league of their own in the sand, nobody else is even close! i was disappointed that they didnt gate together in 1st and 2nd because it would have been a hell of a race if they did!
I am happy with the outcome congratulations Tony
the rest of the world knows now what the Dutch attitude is
I say what I think, and do what I say!