After a solid season of racing in the US under his belt, and his accolades racing the World Championships and previous MXoN events, Germany’s Ken Roczen is expected to impress this weekend. When asked about current MX2 World Champion Jeffrey Herrlings Roczen said, “I think he’s beatable. The last time I raced him here, I led until the last lap when I threw it away.” Roczen will be racing the MX2 class, though, while Herrlings will be in the MX3 class.
After his dominating performances at the sand races of the World Championship—one being Lommel—The Netherlands’ Jeffrey Herrlings has a lot of hype surrounding him for being the fastest sand rider on the planet right now. Rather than riding his familiar MX machine, he will be jumping up to the KTM 350SX-F and competing in the MX3 class. Herrlings said he can’t wait to race the MX1/MX3 combined moto to get to race against Dungey, Cairoli, Barcia, and the rest of the top riders.
Team Puerto Rico had a last minute rider change after Jimmy Albertson crashed while preparing for the event, tearing a muscle in his hip/groin area. To fill in for him, they are bring Kyle Chisholm over from the US. At press time, Chisholm was reportedly on a flight over to Belgium and the team had a bike going through tech that was ready and waiting for him to ride. It will definitely be interesting to see how Chisholm does. He not only has to combat jet lag, but he also has to overcome an unfamiliar bike and track.
Italy’s Antonio Cairoli just won yet another MX1 World Championship this year and is hoping to put in a good showing this weekend in the deep Lommel sand.
Team France had a last-minute rider change with Xavier Boog joining the team as the MX3 rider. In the World Championships, Boog has put in many solid rides. And with teammates like Marvin Musquin (MX2) and Gautier Paulin (MX1), don’t count the team out this weekend.
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