July 1, 2022

The 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship got here right down to the ultimate spherical and noticed Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings clinch the MXGP World Title to develop into a five-time FIM Motocross World Champion. The win additionally marks KTMs eighth title within the MXGP.

This season of racing was crammed with nail-biting races and a number of title contenders. MXGP stories that the highest riders have been Herlings, Monster Vitality Kawasaki Racing Crew’s Romain Febvre, and Crew HRC’s Tim Gajser. The championship went right down to the very closing race, and Herlings crossed the road in first place, clinching the title simply 5 factors forward of Febvre, who crossed the road second. 

Herlings has been a KTM racer since he began his profession in 2010 as a 15-year-old. Coming into the ultimate two rounds at Mantova, Herlings, Febvre, and Gasjer have been separated by simply 3 factors. Aboard his KTM 450 SX-F, he fended off strain from the competitors and claimed his fifth Motocross World Championship title and second within the MXGP division. 

In 2021, he additionally put collectively 14 podiums, 9 wins, and 13 pole positions from 17 rounds. That places him simply two victories away from the all-time report of 101. With one other two years left on his Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing contract, it appears to be like like there’s going to be no stopping him from breaking this report. 

Robust finishes from the opposite KTM riders — Tony Cairoli and Jorge Prado — additionally meant KTM took residence the 2021 Producers’ Championship.

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Jeffrey Herlings was a real champ following his victory and mentioned, “I’m tremendous blissful, however on the identical time, I really feel dangerous for the opposite two guys. I need to thank each of them for an excellent championship. The dangerous factor about our sport is that just one can win, however they’ve been nice, and I’ve such respect for each of them. To go 1-1 at the moment was particular. I haven’t slept for per week fascinated about what may occur, what would possibly occur, and this-and-that. This wasn’t a straightforward championship. All three of us saved charging till the final moto, particularly me and Romain in these final two races, and the strain was on. I didn’t break, and I made the championship occur. It was probably the most tough one ever, so many ups-and-downs, and I’ve wanted nerves of metal these final weeks, however we made it.”

Herlings and his team celebrating their championship win

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director, additionally commented on the victory: “This was not a standard season. It was a tough and particular title to win. The competitors was unimaginable so huge compliments to them: Tim and Romain produced an unimaginable yr, and any one of many guys would have deserved a title, however we additionally labored actually arduous for this. Jeffrey was superb. He had ups-and-downs however was at all times preventing and coming again for extra. It’s at all times an emotional trip with him however, ultimately, I really feel that he deserved this title probably the most.“

“I’ve to thank the entire crew as a result of they’ve made a lot effort, however in our motocross ‘world’ the rider is the famous person, and we’ve nice ones in our crew. Tony, Jorge, Mattia, Rene, and Tom: the connection we’ve can be superb and makes our work a lot enjoyable. We’ll go residence tomorrow to work arduous and proceed to be robust subsequent yr.”

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