Jeffrey Herlings to race American MX series?

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3/1/2019 1:31 AM

Ping and GL talked about it at the beginning of the latest Whiskey Throttle podcast. Sounds like the big rumor making it’s way around the industry. They both seemed to think that it is more likely to happen than not.

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3/1/2019 1:33 AM

What, no I hadn’t heard of that

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3/1/2019 1:48 AM

Unless he's back for round 2 or 3, he's pretty much out of MXGP contention

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Braaaaaaaap!!

3/1/2019 2:42 AM

Give it a rest.

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3/1/2019 3:25 AM

If I was Jeffery Herlings I would do it...
Downside is he loses but whatever you’ve got one life ya know...

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3/1/2019 3:39 AM

Who knows if he is ready when US Nationals begins. Bogers was out whole season after leg injury and Herlings havent given details if its as serious. If Marvin continues ride with his injured knee and doesnt go surgery there is little space left at KTM team in US to field 3 bikes with biggest egos of sport. Imagine Cairoli hit ground as well and they have no one at GPs then..

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3/1/2019 3:59 AM

I don't think it's his call to make. Even if he wants to go for it, it doesn't mean that he will be able to do it.
Would be cool to see though. If he lines up I'll travel to Hangtown

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3/1/2019 4:26 AM

Just a question. If her Herlings faded mx gp was prepared to put the work in and do nex years sx season. We’re yo got him. Too much talent to not do good , but would be interesting.. has he done any euro sx events?

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3/1/2019 4:32 AM

Nope

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3/1/2019 4:51 AM

It would definitely make the US series more interesting regardless of where he finishes.

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3/1/2019 4:53 AM

Dougy1 wrote:

Just a question. If her Herlings faded mx gp was prepared to put the work in and do nex years sx season. We’re yo got him. Too much talent to not do good , but would be interesting.. has he done any euro sx events?

Prob 10th place for a couple seasons.

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3/1/2019 5:38 AM

I would love to see Jeffrey goes at it against the US field for 12 rounds !

Imagine a Tomac vs Herlings at Southwick or Washougal ?

He can really be one of the biggest legend of the sport by winning this title ! I am sure he realize it.

Gonna get a lot of dislike for this but i do hope he miss the first four rounds of the MXGP series...

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3/1/2019 5:44 AM

He's under contract to race the MXGPs, it ain't up to him.

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3/1/2019 5:44 AM

I’d rather he didn’t race here and we speculate for the rest of our lives.

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3/1/2019 5:50 AM

I Think he would , but not if he is Still building strength and speed back up from being injured which is likely, i think he would want to race at his full potential, but just my opinion
There could be some benefit in it as far as building for the GP season even if he dont win in America, they always say
You cant duplicate race conditions when trying to get practice so there is that.
I think it would be cool to have him even just for a few Rounds.

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3/1/2019 5:51 AM

That would be amazing. After seeing him race in person a few times now. He is the most impressive rider I have witnessed in a decade atleast after RC, James and RV.

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I don't have to be as smart as you hope to be some day anymore.

3/1/2019 5:55 AM

The KTM rig with Herlings, Webb, and Musquin? Not gonna happen, but it would be reminiscent of the Honda superstar teams of the early 80's.

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3/1/2019 6:00 AM

DoctorJD wrote:

The KTM rig with Herlings, Webb, and Musquin? Not gonna happen, but it would be reminiscent of the Honda superstar teams of the early 80's.

What happens if webb beats herlings again tho

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3/1/2019 6:16 AM

Skips summer for Anaheim 1.

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3/1/2019 6:21 AM

1st he is still injured and nobody knows the time frame or the story of the injury because KTM are telling 2 different story's.

2nd if he is ready to go, he needs to have the goodwill from KTM, because his MXGP contract and possible a 3rd bike under the tent.

I dont see it happening until Musquin skips outdoors to get his knee fixed....

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3/1/2019 6:21 AM

kb228 wrote:

What happens if webb beats herlings again tho

Then Webb beat Herlings, simple right

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3/1/2019 6:36 AM

KTM won't run a three bike 450 team with three massive names. Especially considering how much support they're offering the Rocky Mountain team.

Herlings isn't just going for the 2019 MXGP title. He's trying to break Evert's all time win record. Even if he comes back 4 round in, or even 5 rounds in, he can rack up a bunch of wins and add them to his tally.

Herlings is a beast. Even if his foot is weak and he's been off the bike for a while, he can come back for round 2 and get a top ten and salvage some points. He rode with a broken femur in Mexico, and won last year with a fresh plate in his collar bone.

Herlings is NOT going to race the AMA Nationals this year.

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3/1/2019 6:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/1/2019 6:43 AM

Dougy1 wrote:

Just a question. If her Herlings faded mx gp was prepared to put the work in and do nex years sx season. We’re yo got him. Too much talent to not do good , but would be interesting.. has he done any euro sx events?

With a full off season of practice here in the US on SX tracks I would put him 12th-15th at the end of the series if he survived.

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3/1/2019 6:44 AM

I thought this was already discussed. The answer was No Nationals for him.

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3/1/2019 6:45 AM

ProbablyDave wrote:

KTM won't run a three bike 450 team with three massive names. Especially considering how much support they're offering the Rocky Mountain team.

Herlings isn't just going for the 2019 MXGP title. He's trying to break Evert's all time win record. Even if he comes back 4 round in, or even 5 rounds in, he can rack up a bunch of wins and add them to his tally.

Herlings is a beast. Even if his foot is weak and he's been off the bike for a while, he can come back for round 2 and get a top ten and salvage some points. He rode with a broken femur in Mexico, and won last year with a fresh plate in his collar bone.

Herlings is NOT going to race the AMA Nationals this year.

You seem to be the definite source on the subject. Case closed.

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3/1/2019 7:16 AM

ProbablyDave wrote:

KTM won't run a three bike 450 team with three massive names. Especially considering how much support they're offering the Rocky Mountain team.

Herlings isn't just going for the 2019 MXGP title. He's trying to break Evert's all time win record. Even if he comes back 4 round in, or even 5 rounds in, he can rack up a bunch of wins and add them to his tally.

Herlings is a beast. Even if his foot is weak and he's been off the bike for a while, he can come back for round 2 and get a top ten and salvage some points. He rode with a broken femur in Mexico, and won last year with a fresh plate in his collar bone.

Herlings is NOT going to race the AMA Nationals this year.

ProbablyDave obviously knows everything. Case closed then I guess.

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3/1/2019 7:21 AM

Will it happen? Probably not.

Would I love to see it? Absolutely.

Kinda wish more Euros raced over here and vice versa.

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A wise man once said nothing

3/1/2019 7:24 AM

Man that would be the cherry on top for this 2019 season. Racing has been all time this year

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3/1/2019 7:33 AM

Herlings needs to realize he has the control here. If he wants to go to the US and tells KTM he isn't racing the GP's, they will give in. They aren't going to make arguably the best rider in the world a free agent. Look at other sports, the best in there sport get there way. If KTM told Herlings to kick rocks there would be 5 other manufacturers with Brinks trucks at his house.

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3/1/2019 7:41 AM

ProbablyDave wrote:

KTM won't run a three bike 450 team with three massive names. Especially considering how much support they're offering the Rocky Mountain team.

Herlings isn't just going for the 2019 MXGP title. He's trying to break Evert's all time win record. Even if he comes back 4 round in, or even 5 rounds in, he can rack up a bunch of wins and add them to his tally.

Herlings is a beast. Even if his foot is weak and he's been off the bike for a while, he can come back for round 2 and get a top ten and salvage some points. He rode with a broken femur in Mexico, and won last year with a fresh plate in his collar bone.

Herlings is NOT going to race the AMA Nationals this year.

You have to remember that Herlings is not getting paid by American KTM. It's just a matter of logistics, which they can certainly handle. KTM has run 3 bike teams in the past.


"Herlings is NOT going to race the AMA Nationals this year."

Seems very presumptuous.

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