The always outspoken Jeffrey Herlings had some interesting remarks on Twitter this morning following his ninth consecutive MX2 overall at the Grand Prix of Italy.
I hope all of you guys had a good weekend and I'm Happy about my win from yesterday, I hope wednesday the current rule will change that I— Jeffrey Herlings (@JHerlings84) June 17, 2013
The rule in question says you can only defend your title once in the MX2 Class, then you must move up. Herlings won last year's MX2 title and leads the points again this year. But he is just 18 years of age, and who won't turn 19 until September, and has always been the intrigue of conversation in talks of European riders embarking on the U.S. When asked by Racer X Contributor and OnTrack OffRoad editor Adam Wheeler of the decision, Herlings had this to say.
can be able to keep racing the mx2 class next year otherwise I guess I need to make the step to the US to race lites over there. #Excited.— Jeffrey Herlings (@JHerlings84) June 17, 2013
@OntrackOffroad too young.. Im 18. The average european career age is lets say 30 without big accidents, why race 12 years mx1.. U get me?— Jeffrey Herlings (@JHerlings84) June 17, 2013