The 5th Round of the MAXXIS British Motocross Championship on 30th June will be attended by the motocross phenomenon that is 4 times World Champion Jeffrey Herlings on 30th June courtesy of Milwaukee Powertools and Hitachi KTM.
Since bursting onto the scene as a precocious 15 year old, the now 24 year old Dutchman from the border town of Geldrop has stormed to legendary status already by winning 4 World titles already, and after a record breaking 2018 where he won his 4th title by winning 17 from 19 Grands Prix in 2018, winning 33 of 38 motos, and only dropping 17 points from a possible maximum, domination not seen since Stefan Everts in his prime, he is already being talked of as the best ever seen, with 84 GP wins to his credit, ‘The Bullet’ is raising his sport to a new level with almost otherworldly speed and technique.
He is sure to be impressed with the World Class facility at Desertmartin – and the enthusiastic support of the local crowd. The track last hosted a MXGP round back in 2006 when New Zealand rider Josh Coppins secured a memorable victory over 10 times World Champion Stefan Everts, and is always a highlight of the British calendar.
Herlings has entered a new personal sponsorship deal with Milwaukee Powertools, the leading professional power tools brand in the world and sponsor of the Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee squad. The appearance of Herlings at Desertmartin has been made possible by the efforts of Dale McElveen and Robert Vos, General Managers of Milwaukee UK/Ireland and Milwaukee Benelux respectively.
Dale McElveen said, “We at Milwaukee UK and Ireland are delighted that as part of our partnership with KTM and Jeffrey Herlings we are able to have Jeffrey attend the Maxxis round at Desertmartin. It will be a great opportunity for the die-hard Irish fans and racers who spectate and ride here at a local level to see their hero at what must be one the best motocross tracks in in Europe. It is fantastic to see our partnership with Jeffrey and KTM flourish, and to have him there will be very special in our eyes. I have to offer a special thanks to Robert Vos of Milwaukee Benelux, Roger Magee of Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee and Billy McKeown of the organising Cookstown Club for helping in making this visit possible.”
Robert Vos said, “Jeffrey has never been to or raced in Ireland previously and he is thrilled to see and support the Maxxis Championship at Desertmartin alongside our Motocross Team – Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee.“
At the tome of writing, it is not confirmed whether Herlings will compete, or even ride a few demo laps, but his multitude of fans will be excited to meet and greet the star on his first visit to Northern Ireland, if he does compete, it will be well worth the trip to see a once in a generation sportsman in action.