The final Open Qualifier of the day was by far the most entertaining of the three. The gate must have jumped or something because alot of riders hesitated and got very poor starts. Herlings, Lupino & Simpson all started from the back.

Herlings did exactly what we expected as he hit the first split in 19th and then slowly worked his way thru the pack. Riding much more aggressive than A.C., who earlier also had to ride thru the pack, the Bullet chased Jasikonis for a handful of laps before laying down the hammer to take the win by nearly 5 seconds over the German Jacobi. 

Jason Thomas described him as a rider who has, "Never met a block pass he didn't like." 🤣 Clearly someone I can respect. Jacobi = Barcia. 

With Herlings Open victory, the Netherlands will now go into tomorrow's motos w the #1 seed w 4pts. While France, Italy & Great Britain round out the top 4 tied at 5pts w Germany in 5th w 7pts. #fantasyMXDN