The 2021 Grand Prix season sits on the horizon but inches closer every day. The start date of May 23rd in Oss and the Dutch round opening the new racing campaign will see Jeffrey Herlings as one of the main contenders for the MXGP crown with fellow Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 450 SX-F riders Tony Cairoli and Jorge Prado.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing completed their 2021 MXGP FIM World Championship unveil with Jeffrey Herlings, Tom Vialle and Rene Hofer displaying their race colors for the season ahead.

The 26-year old four-times #1 has been testing and training in Spain with current FIM MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle for company. The 20-year old Frenchman is bidding to become the fourth back-to-back title winner with the KTM 250 SX-F in the last eleven years. 19-year old Rene Hofer is also in southern Europe and the Austrian will tackle his second term in MX2 and will be flanked by MX2 rookie Mattia Guadagnini for 2021. (source: ktm)

STORY: Tom Vialle Secures KTM’s 13th FIM MX2 World Championship Title (November 2020)
STORY: Herlings Opts For Corrective Foot Surgery And To Sit-Out The Rest Of 2020 MXGP (October 2020)
STORY: Rene Hofer On The Recovery Path After Left Shoulder Surgery (August 2020)

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