Is Herlings an "as*hole"?

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9/2/2012 6:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2012 6:05 PM

After this season, repeatedly watching at him acting like a complete idiot, I wouldn't expected any other reaction from him in Lierop.

In moto 1 he won by 2 minutes, and in moto 2 lapped up to Tommy Searle (not him included). The way how he moves his hands in front of the mechanics area is, at least, an insult for the other competitors.

I'm European and, to be honest, I've never took care on where's from the winner as much as we had good motocross races, but, somehow, I wish americans kick this guys as* for the best of him.

I hate that kind of attitude.

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A proud catalan in a nordic country.

2004 KTM SX 125
2001 KTM EXC 200
2000 Suzuki RM 250
1998 Beta RK6 T 50
1974 OSSA Enduro 250

9/2/2012 6:08 PM

The way how he moves his hands in front of the mechanics area is, at least, an insult for the other competitors.

What did he do?
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9/2/2012 6:10 PM

IF he ever comes over here for some great american racing, he will get an attitude check real quick. wink

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9/2/2012 6:18 PM

It's very unusual for a team manager to call one of his riders "a little bastard". Stefan Everts said that about Herlings. Twice. He even made a statement that could be interpreted to mean he didn't want Herlings on the team. He must be a real piece of work.

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9/2/2012 6:27 PM

a hard crash and injury will change his attitude.

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9/2/2012 6:29 PM

europes jason lawrence...i was wondering why no one made a thread about his shenanigans..i was going to but decided i dont know enough about it since all i read was the tidbits in RacerX

the kid is young and all but seriously....all these guys are kids when they turn 'pro'

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9/2/2012 6:42 PM

Hando wrote:

europes jason lawrence...i was wondering why no one made a thread about his shenanigans..i was going to but decided i dont ...more

Europes J-Law? Attitude maybe. Results no. J-Law has one regional championship with what 1 outdoor win? Herlings has already accomplished more in just 2 years.

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9/2/2012 6:44 PM

Hando wrote:

europes jason lawrence...i was wondering why no one made a thread about his shenanigans..i was going to but decided i dont ...more

Cigaro wrote:

Europes J-Law? Attitude maybe. Results no. J-Law has one regional championship with what 1 outdoor win? Herlings has already ...more

fighting people, pushing a woman down, spitting on competitors....yeah..no similarities there

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9/2/2012 6:45 PM

12 June 2012 0 Comments

Herlings has had a couple prima donna meltdowns with Arnaud Tonus, Mel Pocock and Tommy Searle recently… Kudos to KTM

Winning races may be the riders prime objective, but for the factory and team sponsors, it is about selling product. There are lots of sponsors who want foul-mouth dirty riders…KTM isn’t one of them Photo: Ray Archer

Press release: The KTM Motorsports Department has announced that they intend to sanction MX2 factory rider Jeffrey Herlings over certain behavioral issues that occurred during the past two MX2 GP race weekends. Head of KTM Motorsports Pit Beirer made the announcement on Monday and said the Dutch teenager would receive a fine and a warning.
“While Jeffrey’s behavior was unacceptable, we do understand that he was under pressure at the time and we hope that this will be a valuable lesson for him and will help him in his future as a factory rider.” Beirer added that the company felt the sanctions were necessary to send a strong signal to the KTM rider, but also to show respect towards the team’s well-respected competitors in the championship.

Herlings also said he was sorry and that he recognized that the incidents had shown him in a bad light. “I realize that my behavior was out of line and I accept the sanctions,” he said. “I have to remember that I’m a role model for aspiring young riders and I should to behave in a way that they respect me as a person as well as an athlete. Because of this I have asked KTM to donate the money from my fine to an appropriate children’s charity.”

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9/2/2012 6:49 PM

Hando wrote:

europes jason lawrence...i was wondering why no one made a thread about his shenanigans..i was going to but decided i dont ...more

Cigaro wrote:

Europes J-Law? Attitude maybe. Results no. J-Law has one regional championship with what 1 outdoor win? Herlings has already ...more

Hando wrote:

fighting people, pushing a woman down, spitting on competitors....yeah..no similarities there

Like I said "Attitude maybe" "Race results no.".. I suppose you would say Herlings is doing a bunch of dope and drinking as well since they are so similar.. whistling

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9/2/2012 6:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2012 7:00 PM

I'd say when you do a right hand turn to take a dude out ( who happens to be your chicks brother ) then things escalate to the point that your girlfriends Dad punches you in the face I think that qualifies you as being an asshole. I think when your team manger thinks you're a bitch you qualify as an asshole.

I blame the parents - his Dad was a pro , he SHOULD know the score he should have taught it to his kid , which is : riding around in circles doesn't mean a goddamn thing , no one gives a shit and you'll spend more years not doing it than doing it so you better grow the fuck up and start treating people with respect.

Then again maybe he tried but the kids to big of an asshole to listen......

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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???

9/2/2012 7:11 PM

englishman wrote:

I'd say when you do a right hand turn to take a dude out ( who happens to be your chicks brother ) then things escalate to the ...more

When he won't listen to Stefan Everts - a guy who is one of the greatest motocross riders who ever breathed air - why would he listen to anyone else? And he's doing very well against a field that probably couldn't get into the top 5 in a US national (I say that not as a point of American arrogance, but by simple observation that Roczen and Musquin have their work cut out for them every race). But this isn't the end of the game - let's see how he does against the next level of competition. When he gets to that next level, he's going to need concentration, dedication, teamwork and help. And he has shown no signs of having any of those things.

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9/2/2012 7:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2012 7:29 PM

If he was in the US right now, I think his Attitude would be more like the mid-season Roczen we saw.. frustrated. Yes, he will likely win the MXdN in the sand, and Americans won't give a damn because it's about the overall.

Euro fans will brag, Americans will brag and Herlings will be cut down for staying in Europe (as Tony has). All in all, this time of year sucks if you like both series.

If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport.

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9/2/2012 8:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2012 8:09 PM

I predict he hands BB12 his ass at the MXDN. I do think Eli Tomac will leave his ass. He doesnt have Tomac's intensity nor fitness.

Now.... if Herlings comes to the US for the Nationals, different story. This year he would be running in 5th or 6th

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bd

9/2/2012 8:14 PM

Did I miss something? Tomac going to MXDN now?

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9/2/2012 8:21 PM

SEE ARE125 wrote:

Did I miss something? Tomac going to MXDN now?

No...

I think, had Tomac been chosen, he would run down Herlings.

I could had done a better job making that sentence hypothetical

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bd

9/2/2012 9:09 PM

Cigaro wrote:

Europes J-Law? Attitude maybe. Results no. J-Law has one regional championship with what 1 outdoor win? Herlings has already ...more

Hando wrote:

fighting people, pushing a woman down, spitting on competitors....yeah..no similarities there

Cigaro wrote:

Like I said "Attitude maybe" "Race results no.".. I suppose you would say Herlings is doing a bunch of dope and drinking as ...more

Jason wasn't known to train alot before he fizzled out but he did do alot of riding...Herlings is the same way apparently.

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9/2/2012 9:22 PM

bd wrote:

I predict he hands BB12 his ass at the MXDN. I do think Eli Tomac will leave his ass. He doesnt have Tomac's intensity nor ...more

He will be with you sooner or later. 2014 would be my guess.

Even the Dutch guys say he is difficult.

Not sure his behaviour is that different to Barcia's in the past tho.

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9/2/2012 10:04 PM

Watch his left hand at the minute 3:16. To me, that's insulting.

And then, what he says about the last Grand Prix in Matterley Basin, minute 4:00

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A proud catalan in a nordic country.

2004 KTM SX 125
2001 KTM EXC 200
2000 Suzuki RM 250
1998 Beta RK6 T 50
1974 OSSA Enduro 250

9/2/2012 10:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2012 10:33 PM

sbarrington314 wrote:

IF he ever comes over here for some great american racing, he will get an attitude check real quick. wink

You mean altitude check. grin

@OP:

Should listen how insulting everts was in his day:



What he says about Matterly is true, people hated him. They laughed and applaud when he fell. And that's only what we saw...
Now go wash the sand out of your vagina...

I think he's an ass aswell actually, but he was not acting like one in Lierop.
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9/2/2012 10:27 PM

The gesture he made (referred to in post #1) at the end of the moto typifies him - unsportsmanlike and desperately immature. It demonstrated that he not only needs to work on his anger management but also his euphoria management.

There's no doubt that he has behavioral issues. The toilet wall that passes for his twitter page is most parents' nightmare. He's not a good advert for the sport no matter how fast he is in sand.

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I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

9/2/2012 10:29 PM

He's going to have a really hard time in America coming over with a attitude and bad reputation. The Euro's should be aware how brutal the fans can be and look how Pourcel is hated here. But on the other hand if they are friendly, outgoing, and nice, they will be treated great like, Rattray, Townley, Roczen, Albertyn, Musquin and Langston. Sounds like he's got some growing up to do and it's hard to blame someone that young and on top of the world at times.

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9/2/2012 10:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2012 10:38 PM

The boy is 17 years old, learning every day.. Till he's old and wise just watch him ride that KTM.. Damn, he does that very well! wink For myself, i like a little bit of drama here and there.. Makes it a lot more interesting

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9/2/2012 10:41 PM

BWRAAP wrote:

The boy is 17 years old, learning every day.. Till he's old and wise just watch him ride that KTM.. Damn, he does that very ...more

The point is he's not learning every day. He hasn't learnt all season despite receiving fines for unacceptable behavior.

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I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

9/2/2012 11:19 PM

BWRAAP wrote:

The boy is 17 years old, learning every day.. Till he's old and wise just watch him ride that KTM.. Damn, he does that very ...more

Edge-Of-Adhesion wrote:

The point is he's not learning every day. He hasn't learnt all season despite receiving fines for unacceptable behavior.

Like I said..Europes Jason Lawrence

Kid has the world by the balls but thinks he can do what ever he wants

There has been quite a few of these types that come through the sport of MX..

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9/2/2012 11:30 PM

Cockyness always bites back in this sport, that's one of it's beauties. smile

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9/3/2012 2:02 AM

BWRAAP wrote:

The boy is 17 years old, learning every day.. Till he's old and wise just watch him ride that KTM.. Damn, he does that very ...more

Edge-Of-Adhesion wrote:

The point is he's not learning every day. He hasn't learnt all season despite receiving fines for unacceptable behavior.

if he had not learning every day, despite the fines and behavior things. he realy whould had t boned Searl in Loket after Tommy hit him when passing. But bad ass Jeff did not, he made a clean pass.

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9/3/2012 2:19 AM

SEE ARE125 wrote:

Did I miss something? Tomac going to MXDN now?

bd wrote:

No...

I think, had Tomac been chosen, he would run down Herlings.

I could had done a better job making that sentence ...more

Haha sorry, there is just no way Tomac would beat Herlings in the sand.

Indeed he wouldn't be in the top in the US right now. But when it comes to racing sand none of the 250f riders are close to his level

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9/3/2012 2:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/3/2012 2:46 AM

I really don't understand all the hate towards him.

Searl is no flower himself but his has many GB fans fans that speak up for him.
Hearling in another hand does not have many english spoken dutch fans than speak up for him.
that's why it all escalonated to the point that the average 40 year old vital members don't stand a 17 old racer that made a dirty block pass.

I really don´t think that he is any more prick than all of the other 17 year kids i know.

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9/3/2012 2:35 AM

Aquafresh wrote:

I really don't understand all the hate towards him.

Searl is no flower himself but his has many GB fans fans that speak up ...more

Right on, alot of Searle fans talked trash on Herlings.

Ok, he made some mistakes, but he is so passionate. I don't understand why anyone would hate him.

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