WATCH THE 2021 MXGP FINALE: HERLINGS’ CHAMPIONSHIP CAME DOWN TO THE LAST MOTO

WATCH THE 2021 MXGP FINALE: FEBVRE & HERLINGS WERE TIED BEFORE LAST MOTO

The 2021 MXGP World Championship is officially in the books and, somehow, Jeffery Herlings was able to pull off his fifth World Championship title (his second in the MXGP 450 class). It wasn’t without controversy though, Herlings had help from his teammates Antonio Cairoli and Jorge Prado letting him by just over a week ago at the MXGP of Garda. After racing the penultimate round at Mantova on Sunday, Tim Gajser was ruled an unlikely candidate for the title because of the 15-point deficit he was at. Tim was pushed off the track in the first turn during Sunday’s race and was penalized for gaining positions when he re-entered the track. Herlings and Febvre came into Mantova #1 3-points apart and left three points apart after going 1-2 and 2-1 on Sunday. Then, Herlings was able to tie them up by winning the first moto at the Mantova #2 finale, and he sealed the deal by winning the last race. Romain Febvre was putting pressure on Herlings earlier in the moto, but a crash set him back and took pressure off the eventual title winner. See below for the MXGP and MX2 results from Wednesday’s race and the overall points for both Championships.

MXGP Overall Results

1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
2. Tim Gajser (HON)
3. Romain Febvre (KAW)
4. Jeremy Seewer (YAM)
5. Jorge Prado (KTM)
6. Brian Bogers (GAS)
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (YAM)
8. Ruben Fernandez (HON)
9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (HUS)
10. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BET)

Team KTM celebrating their MXGP 450 class Championship.

MXGP – World Championship Classification

1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM), 708 points
2. Romain Febvre (KAW), 703
3. Tim Gajser (HON), 688
4. Jeremy Seewer (YAM), 566
5. Jorge Prado (KTM), 562
6. Antonio Cairoli (KTM), 545
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (YAM), 442
8. Pauls Jonass (GAS), 391
9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (HUS), 332
10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KTM), 319

Team Yamaha celebrating their MX2 250 class Championship.

MX2 Overall Results

1. Jago Geerts (YAM)
2. Maxime Renaux (YAM)
3. Kay de Wolf (HUS)
4. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM)
5. Mikkel Haarup (KAW)
6. Conrad Mewse (KTM)
7. Jed Beaton (HUS)
8. Rene Hofer (KTM)
9. Andrea Adamo (GAS)
10. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS)

MX2 – World Championship Classification

1. Maxime Renaux (YAM), 734 points
2. Jago Geerts (YAM), 610
3. Tom Vialle (KTM), 570
4. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM), 548
5. Jed Beaton (HUS), 540
6. Rene Hofer (KTM), 527
7. Kay de Wolf (HUS), 478
8. Thibault Benistant (YAM), 413
9. Ruben Fernandez (HON), 404
10. Simon Laengenfelder (GAS), 336

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