Herlings edges another GP victory

The reigning MX2 World Champion has now won all 10 Grands Prix this season.

Jeffrey Herlings MX2 2013 Red Bull KTM Factory Sweden
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Jeffrey Herlings chalked up yet another Grand Prix win, this time in Sweden, as the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2 rider continues to storm to the defence of his title.

The first race at Uddevalla was far from straightforward for the Dutchman who fell in the first turn and had to fight his way from the back of the field, but he managed to recover to third to bank some important points as Christophe Charlier charged to the win with Jake Nicholls putting in a strong ride to finish second.

Herlings' team-mate Jordi Tixier finished fourth with Australian Dean Ferris fifth.

There were no such complications for Herlings in the second moto as he took the lead on the third lap and won by 13 seconds from Tixier, with Charlier third, Alessandro Lupino fourth and Nicholls rounding out the top five.

Tied on 45 points after matching one another's results, Herlings took the GP win ahead of Charlier by virtue of his moto win coming in the second race, with Tixier completing the podium.

That makes it 10 GP wins from 10 for Herlings for the season, and 18 race wins from 20. The two motos he has not won have seen him finish inside the top three on both occasions.

MX2 Race 1 result:
1. Christophe Charlier, FRA, Yamaha
2. Jake Nicholls, GBR, KTM
3. Jeffrey Herlings, NED, KTM
4. Jordi Tixier, FRA, KTM
5. Dean Ferris, AUS, Yamaha

MX2 Race 2 result:
1. Jeffrey Herlings, NED, KTM
2. Jordi Tixier, FRA, KTM
3. Christophe Charlier, FRA, Yamaha
4. Alessandro Lupino, ITA, Kawasaki
5. Jake Nicholls, GBR, KTM

Final MX2 classification for GP of Sweden:
1. Jeffrey Herlings, NED, KTM – 45
2. Christophe Charlier, FRA, Yamaha – 45
3. Jordi Tixier, FRA, KTM – 40
4. Jake Nicholls, GBR, KTM – 38
5. Alessandro Lupino, ITA, Kawasaki – 33

MX2 World Championship standings after Round 10:
1. Jeffrey Herlings, NED, KTM – 492 points
2. Jordi Tixier, FRA, KTM – 363
3. Jose Butron, SPA, KTM – 311
4. Christophe Charlier, FRA, Yamaha – 306
5. Glenn Coldenhoff, NED, KTM – 282