Jeffrey Herlings will attempt to race in the Belgian GP at Lommel tomorrow despite his broken shoulder in a bid to keep his world title bid alive.
“Let’s try to do something unbelievable!” he said, after his bikes were taken though technical control today ready for the race in the deep sand race.
Herlings broke his shoulder when Ivo Monticelli landed on him at the Dutch GP in Oss two weeks ago. He stayed on the bike and won the moto, but X-rays proved he had broken the shoulder so he sat out moto two. Further investigations showed it was worst than thought and it looked like he’d be out for up to two months.
He missed last weekend’s Czech GP but is now trying to ride in the sand of Lommel. Next week is the GP in Latvia, which is relatively sandy, too. Then the GP takes a four-week break. He is currently sixth in the world championship, 51 points behind off-form leader Tim Gajser. Tony Cairoli is second, 11 points behind the Slovenian.