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RED BULL KNOCK OUT 2016 PACKS A PUNCH

Red Bull KnockOut 2016 Packs a Punch
We have it all! Ideal here-at this moment… For you: on the shorelines of Holland. What’s more, in doing as such, he is beating 1,000 riders to win Red Bull KnockOut 2016

Having won the qualifying race in the morning in style, Herlings was totally relentless in the last, impacting through the field to triumph on a testing 5 km track laid out on the shoreline at The Hague in the Netherlands.

As of now hailed as the best sand rider on the planet, Herlings conveyed his title year to a terrific end with a masterclass in sand dashing. It was a well-known home triumph for the fans, as Herlings turned into the primary Dutchman to win the Red Bull KnockOut since Marc De Reuver in 2006.

Be that as it may, while Herlings drove the path, behind him a sensational race unfurled in the sands.

The opening lap saw Herlings lead the pack from the defening champion, Axel Van de Sande, and his KTM Factory Racing colleague Glenn Coldenhoff, with Steve Ramon in close consideration. After under 10 minutes of hustling, Herlings had effectively opened up a 19-second lead.

Kindred Dutchman Coldenhoff passed Van de Sande on the accompanying lap, with the Belgian veteran Ramon, himself a Red Bull KnockOut champ here in 2008, taking third place and opposing his 36 years to stay in contact with the two Dutchmen.

While Herlings scythed his way through the field to keep up a persuading lead, the fight for second and third warmed up.

After Coldenhoff’s pitstop at center separation, Ramon assumed control second place and began to burrow profound attempting to open a hole. As the course guaranteed Van de Sande and Jamie McCanney, Coldenhoff shut in, however Britain’s Nathan Watson abruptly posed a potential threat in his rearview mirrors, taking third place quickly before setting for more fuel.

Red Bull KnockOut is also a race against the elements, as the riders compete against freezing winds, the rising tide and a sandy 5 km track that gets tougher and rougher with every passing bike.

For 2016, the riders were faced with a completely new track, beginning with a 1.5-mile sprint along the shores of the freezing North Sea, before turning into a tight, technical section with more than 57 jumps. After 60 minutes of racing, a bruising new section was added to the moto track, the X-Loop, featuring an additional 30 jumps and a log section to test the exhausted riders to breaking point in the final 45 minutes of racing.