[News]

webP-20120514-00080_News

KTM sanctions Jeffrey Herlings over behavioural issues

2 years ago

KTM Motorsports Department has announced that they intend to sanction MX2 factory rider, Jeffrey Herlings, over certain behavioural issues that occurred during the past two MX2 GP race weekends – including dropping the F-bomb on live television at the GP of Portugal (contains explicit language).

Head of KTM Motorsports, Pit Beirer, made the announcement on Monday and said the Dutch teenager would receive a fine and a warning.

“While Jeffrey’s behaviour was unacceptable we do understand that he was under pressure at the time and we hope that this will be a valuable lesson for him and will help him in his future as a factory rider.” Beirer added that the company felt the sanctions were necessary to send a strong signal to the KTM rider, but also to show respect towards the team’s well-respected competitors in the championship.

Herlings also said he was sorry and that he recognised that the incidents had shown him in a bad light. “I realise that my behaviour was out of line and I accept the sanctions,” he said. “I have to remember that I’m a role model for aspiring young riders and I should behave in a way that they respect me as a person as well as an athlete. Because of this I have asked KTM to donate the money from my fine to an appropriate children’s charity.”

Herlings, who currently leads the MX2 championship, said he would try to deal with any further incidents by being less headstrong and emotional. He said in future he would do his best to behave in way that reflects his position as factory rider in one of the sport’s most recognised professional teams.

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

43 mins ago
cover_02

How-To: Create A Transmoto Front Cover

Ever wondered how a Transmoto Dirt Bike Magazine cover comes to fruition? We explain the tricks.

2 hours ago
fmx_insider

FMX Insider No.5: Andy Hensel’s KTM 350SX-F

Check out the KTM 350SX-F that Andy Hensel performed the first-ever paraplegic Backflip aboard.

6 hours ago
mxgp_insider_2014

MXGP Insider No.10: Injuries

There’s no getting around it – injuries suck. And they can be sustained at any time.

1 day ago
LIVE_WEBSITE_ROTATOR

Transmoto Exclusive: Lewiville

Check out this video featuring Victorian rider, Lewis Woods, presented to you exclusively by Transmoto.

1 day ago
MR_MX_01

Mr Motocross Legends & Stars Charity Dinner

Here’s what went down at the not-to-be-forgotten Mr Motocross Legends & Stars Charity Dinner.

2 days ago
FOX_BOOTS

Product: Fox Instinct Boots

The Instinct is Fox’s top-of-the-line, Pro-level boot, developed by Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael.