Prado or Herlings who is better ?

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8/5/2019 7:58 AM

Raw speed I give the edge to Herlings but dam that Prado is making it look easy and so far seems less injury prone.

Prado vs Herlings

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8/5/2019 7:59 AM

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

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8/5/2019 8:38 AM

On a 450? On a 250? Herlings would decimate Prado on a track like this weekend (lommel). Herlings won with over a minute over febvre and anstie last year at lommel. And those two won motos this weekend. And they were both faster than Prado this weekend. Keep in mind that the track is way rougher when the 450s race, they were still faster than Prado.

Prado is for sure going to be good on a 450. But i dont think he can win against the top dogs in mxgp his first year.

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8/5/2019 8:46 AM

While Prado is very dominant this season, Herlings was even more dominant in MX2. Consistent minute plus leads while usually starting mid pack (no 50%+ holeshot rate like Prado has). Prado is also just steady with either grabbing the holeshot or starting 2nd in every race and then just plugging away with his main rivals (TKO and Geerts) suffering from bad starts. Herlings had some crazy rides starting from the back, slicing through the pack, crash 3 times and still win. To say whose better depends on how you wanna see it.

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8/5/2019 9:07 AM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

Who‘s Tomac?

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8/5/2019 9:15 AM

I don’t think anyone really knows exactly how fast Prado is as I don’t think he really ever has to show it. That will surely change next year but at the moment he makes everything look so easy. He is a talent in the same bracket as Herlings for sure and his MX2 career is equally as dominant. But until he takes that onto a 450 and dominates in the same way there, I don’t think you can say he’s better than Herlings

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8/5/2019 9:16 AM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

Based on?

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8/5/2019 9:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/5/2019 9:42 AM

I like the fact that Prado isn't a sandbager,
The team is obviously excellent. It's clear they'll do the same with Vialle as they did with Prado. It's like watching history repeating

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8/5/2019 10:32 AM

RG1 wrote:

Based on?

Blind and unreasonable fanboyism.

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8/5/2019 10:38 AM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

RG1 wrote:

Based on?

DPR250R wrote:

Blind and unreasonable fanboyism.

same as for the ones that voted for Herlings or Prado

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8/5/2019 10:50 AM

Sideways wrote:

On a 450? On a 250? Herlings would decimate Prado on a track like this weekend (lommel). Herlings won with over a minute over febvre and anstie last year at lommel. And those two won motos this weekend. And they were both faster than Prado this weekend. Keep in mind that the track is way rougher when the 450s race, they were still faster than Prado.

Prado is for sure going to be good on a 450. But i dont think he can win against the top dogs in mxgp his first year.

Plus Prado was no way near lapping the whole field like Herlings nearly did at Lierop in 2012.

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8/5/2019 11:57 AM

The only thing that is clear to me that Prado is racing a lot smarter in terms of taking risks. Herlings keeps on pushing even though he has a 1 minute gap. Prado does just enough to keep a comfortable cushion and controls it from there.
That seriously reduces the chances of big injuries.

If i would have to bet i'd put money on Prado winning multiple MXGP championships. I think he has the talent and mindset for it. But we have to wait and see, he hasn't shown he actually can.

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8/5/2019 12:12 PM

Sideways wrote:

On a 450? On a 250? Herlings would decimate Prado on a track like this weekend (lommel). Herlings won with over a minute over febvre and anstie last year at lommel. And those two won motos this weekend. And they were both faster than Prado this weekend. Keep in mind that the track is way rougher when the 450s race, they were still faster than Prado.

Prado is for sure going to be good on a 450. But i dont think he can win against the top dogs in mxgp his first year.

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Plus Prado was no way near lapping the whole field like Herlings nearly did at Lierop in 2012.

but maybe because he has his ego in check and looks at the bigger picture. He's becoming a very dungeyish rider.
I could watch him ride all day but he sure makes races boring. If he would at least have bad starts...

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8/5/2019 12:39 PM

I'm just looking forward to them racing each other next year, I hope that the mxgp heavy hitters all turn up healthy. Both classes look really good for 2020.

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8/5/2019 12:42 PM

roninho wrote:

The only thing that is clear to me that Prado is racing a lot smarter in terms of taking risks. Herlings keeps on pushing even though he has a 1 minute gap. Prado does just enough to keep a comfortable cushion and controls it from there.
That seriously reduces the chances of big injuries.

If i would have to bet i'd put money on Prado winning multiple MXGP championships. I think he has the talent and mindset for it. But we have to wait and see, he hasn't shown he actually can.

yeah exactly you can see Cairoli has a positive influence on him , he rides like Tony and even has same holeshot talent
Prado is smart ,and total opposite of Herlings in MX2 , Prado knows how to control the race and wins with a marging thats enough for a simple faillure or small crash if that might happen .. His many holeshots are a great help in this
its hard to compare the two , different classes and even their MX2 days ..different riders and time will only tell who had the better competition in MX2 .. it will be very interesting to see Prado in MXGP next year , dont think he will be a instant title contender and time will tell how he adjusts to 450 bike... still think Herlings and a fit Cairoli will be to fast for him , but in his second year things could be interesting . Would be great to see him battle with Herlings , as when Cairoli retires some one has to step up and Prado is most fitted to do so in my opinion ... he could be the record breaker Herlings wished he was wink im glad he stays in MXGP and with Cairoli he has an excellent mentor ...

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8/5/2019 12:50 PM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

I know a man who can prove otherwise... He is called Ironman, i guess.

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8/5/2019 12:54 PM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

Bonanza69 wrote:

Who‘s Tomac?

7-2 is Herlings record vs Eli.

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8/5/2019 1:07 PM

I think in the end, Prado will end up the more successful of the two. In terms of raw speed he is a tic off yet but his dominance is every bit as impressive as Herlings. He seems a little more mature at his age than Herlings and a little more humble perhaps and maybe this is in part why is avoiding injury to this point in his career.

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8/5/2019 1:19 PM

Prado is better at riding within his limits. He may not ever have more raw speed than Herlings in sand, but I can see him beating Herlings on the other stuff after a year or two in the 450 class. I think ultimately he will have a more successful career with more titles.

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8/5/2019 1:21 PM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

RG1 wrote:

Based on?

DPR250R wrote:

Blind and unreasonable fanboyism.

I like it laughing

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8/5/2019 1:22 PM

RG1 wrote:

Based on?

DPR250R wrote:

Blind and unreasonable fanboyism.

crusty_xx wrote:

same as for the ones that voted for Herlings or Prado

The ones that voted Herlings or Prado voted with facts being stats.

Stats 1 Fanboyism 0

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8/5/2019 2:05 PM

DPR250R wrote:

I mean... Tomac is better then both of them sooo...

Bonanza69 wrote:

Who‘s Tomac?

UpTiTe wrote:

7-2 is Herlings record vs Eli.

Dont make this into Tomac VS Herlings..

I am sure we all can agree when Tomac is on it, and herlings is having an off day.. its Tomacs to loose.
I am also sure we can all agree that when Herlings is on it and Tomac is having one of his off days, Herlings will take it..

What would be cool, both to us as fans and the riders as well, would be to match them both when they are on it.. on a track that favors both.. and that has never happened, and most likely never will....

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8/5/2019 2:36 PM

Bonanza69 wrote:

Who‘s Tomac?

UpTiTe wrote:

7-2 is Herlings record vs Eli.

Ridelow wrote:

Dont make this into Tomac VS Herlings..

I am sure we all can agree when Tomac is on it, and herlings is having an off day.. its Tomacs to loose.
I am also sure we can all agree that when Herlings is on it and Tomac is having one of his off days, Herlings will take it..

What would be cool, both to us as fans and the riders as well, would be to match them both when they are on it.. on a track that favors both.. and that has never happened, and most likely never will....

Well they’ve only ever raced each other on US soil, so I think it’s fair to say that the conditions should have favoured Tomac on most of those occasions

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8/5/2019 2:41 PM

DPR250R wrote:

Blind and unreasonable fanboyism.

crusty_xx wrote:

same as for the ones that voted for Herlings or Prado

Lucifa. wrote:

The ones that voted Herlings or Prado voted with facts being stats.

Stats 1 Fanboyism 0

Hmm
Which stat proves that Herlings is better than Prado?
Or which proves the contrary?

Might have missed something

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8/5/2019 2:58 PM

Prado has weak competition, so there's that............

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8/5/2019 3:09 PM

RG1 wrote:

Well they’ve only ever raced each other on US soil, so I think it’s fair to say that the conditions should have favoured Tomac on most of those occasions

Where was Herlings when Tomac raced in Germany and Latvia?

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8/5/2019 3:11 PM

crusty_xx wrote:

same as for the ones that voted for Herlings or Prado

Lucifa. wrote:

The ones that voted Herlings or Prado voted with facts being stats.

Stats 1 Fanboyism 0

crusty_xx wrote:

Hmm
Which stat proves that Herlings is better than Prado?
Or which proves the contrary?

Might have missed something

As UpTiTe said

7-2 is Herlings record vs Eli.

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8/5/2019 3:20 PM

BAD10 wrote:

Prado has weak competition, so there's that............

Herlings definitly had it a bit more difficult back in 2010.
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8/5/2019 3:22 PM

6 Years Between them ... almost as daft comparing Prado to Liam Everts.

We will find out next year.

We might find out that neither is as good as Cairoli again.

And that is why we race.

Safe to say that if Prado was in the US, he might have pipped Swoll for the Horizon award.. They are the same age.

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8/5/2019 3:27 PM

DPR250R wrote:

Where was Herlings when Tomac raced in Germany and Latvia?

Injured. He almost beat RV on a 350 at St Jean aged 16.

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