Herlings Battles in Qatar

Jeffrey Herlings

Having been born in the tiny village of Geldrop, it was only a matter of time before the Dutchman struck gold. The young motocross rider took his first national title in 2002, when he won the Dutch Amateur 65cc Championship. After another 65cc success the following year, Jeffrey moved through the classes, picking up world and European titles on the way, as well as a reputation for high performance on sand. In 2009, Jeffrey stepped up to the MX2 class where he achieved a more than respectable second place in the European Championship, and a third place in the Dutch Open Championship. From 2010 he moved to the MX2 World Championship with the Red Bull KTM Factory team, and a year later was crowned Dutch Open Champion. His climb to the top continued and, after finishing as a runner-up in the 2011 MX2 season, Jeffrey dominated the 2012 season - finally snapping up the World Champion title in spectacular style two races before the season finale in Germany. He repeated this feat in 2013. Jeffrey is clearly a force to be reckoned with, fast rising up the ranks.

Jeffrey Herlings

Date Of Birth: September 12th, 1994

Hobbies: BMX

Career Highlights:
MX2 World Champion 2013
MX2 World Champion 2012
85cc World Champion 2008
1st GP victory Valkenswaard 2010
Lierop 2012, lapped till the second.

  • What are your sporting goals for the future?

    Be World Champion, as many titles as I can

  • What was your most memorable sporting moment?

    Faenza 2012, when I had my first World title.

  • If you never discovered your sport, what would you be doing?

    BMX rider maybe?

  • Who is your biggest inspiration?

    Stefan Everts

  • What code do you live by?

    Never give up your dreams.

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