Well, this is a bummer, but also expected. The Netherlands have named their team for the Motocross of Nations at RedBud and it does NOT include 2021 MXGP Champion Jeffrey Herlings.
Herlings has not recovered sufficiently from the left heel he broke less than two weeks before the opening round of the 2022 campaign and has missed all of the MXGP season.
Still, the Netherlands, which won the 2019 event at their home track of Assen, has a strong team.
Glenn Coldenhoff (currently fourth in MXGP points) and Calvin Vlaanderen (currently eighth in MXGP points) will represent the team on 450s while Kay De Wolf (currently ninth in MX2 points) will race the MX2 class.
Barry Forschelen, team manager of the MXoN TeamNL about his selection: “The well-known luxury of great Dutch motocross riders – with a full Dutch podium during the MXGP in Lommel as the highlight of this year – immediately imposes a heavy task for me, in my first year as team manager for TeamNL. Glenn and Calvin were chosen as they have the most experience with the team. They both know the circuit in RedBud and they were also part of the historic MXoN victory for the Netherlands in 2019. For the young, talented Kay de Wolf, this is the ideal opportunity to make his debut during the MXoN.”
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