Foto: Alex HodgkinsonJeffrey Herlings - US in 2014 ?
If Jeffrey Herlings wins the MX2 world title this year, it is almost certain that he will go to race in America in 2014. "I'll only be just turned 19 at the end of next season, and I don't want to move full-time to MX1 so early," admitted the Dutch teenager. "I had hoped to go for three or four MX2 world titles, but I just found out that the rules say I can only defend the title once in the year after winning it, so if I do take the title this year, I'll be out of the MX2 GPs at the end of 2013. I'm looking at racing for another ten years, and I don't want to have to race that long in MX1; also it has always been my goal to race SX in the States some time and it's in my contract with KTM, so, if I win the world title this year, it looks like the best option would be to go there in 2014. If I stayed there for two years, I'd still only be 21, so I still have plenty of years to race the MX1 GPs."
The MX2 world leader is now back home after the road incident in which he suffered concussion and a fractured skull on Sunday evening. Herlings' personal trainer John Hensen, who was driving, suffered leg injuries.
"Finally got home of a terrible nightmare. Sunday went great with 1-1, then on our way to the hotel we got in a very big car accident. Me, Ruben, everyone knows Johnny V and some friend. Our big luck was that me and Ruben were on the back seats. I was KO for several seconds. Monday KTM and Stefan Everts & Pit Beirer got me and Rubs on a private yet from Moscow back home ! Only option to go home was with a doctor because I had a little fracture in a bone in front of my brain which normally heals in 7-10 days. Otherwise I had to stay 7-10 more days in Moscow !! From now on I'll be at the doctor everyday to get healed up asap to hopefully be riding beginning of next week again. Big thanks for all the support I've been getting. Especially a big thanks to Pit Beirer, Stefan Everts and Ruben for being there for me 100% and all the KTM Crew:)!!"