James Stewart made the term “Fastest Man on the Planet” [FMOTP] a popular one, but there is no arguing that Jeffrey Herlings owns that title in motocross at the moment. Do guys like Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Antonio Cairoli and a few others have the speed to run with Jeffrey every once in a while? Yes. In the end, though, Herlings will dominate anyone that rolls up to the line more often than not. Jeffrey looks to be at that level where the field is beaten long before the gate even drops.

While most of the US fans are just beginning to accept the fact that the FMOTP in motocross is not home grown, Jeffrey Herlings is not shy about letting everyone know with his words as well as his domination on the track.

“F A S T E S T M A N O N T H E P L A N E T,” Jeffrey announced from his @jeffrey_herlings84 Instagram account. “After beating the top AMA riders last weekend in both moto’s, and going 1 – 1 in the MXGP class at the motocross of nations against the current AMA national champ, and winning 17 out of the 19 MXGP races I’ve raced, standing on the podium 19 out of the 19 times this season, being crowned to the 2018 MXGP world champion, winning the Dutch national title with even going undefeated, I think I am able to say I was the fastest outdoor racer on the planet in 2018. Ofcourse I did not win all moto’s I participated at, but I am only human aswell. But I have won 62 moto’s out of the 77 moto’s where I participated at this season. Everything will start all over again next year. Thank you 2 0 1 8 you was amazing to me. Now let’s go eat hamburgers and drink some beers for a few weeks. Thank you to all my fans all around the world for the great support and love what I got throughout the whole season and all my sponsors and partners for believing in me and supporting me in the best possible way.”

With those words Jeffrey Herlings has laid down the law: If you want to be considered the FMOTP in MX, you know where to find me. I’m over in this little series we call “The World Championship of Motocross”. For the first time since the ’80’s, the title of fastest motocross rider on the planet can not be achieved by winning the 450 AMA National Championship. The question now is, “How will AMA Motocross respond?”

Check Jeffrey Instagram post below:

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F A S T E S T M A N O N T H E P L A N E T After beating the top AMA riders last weekend in both moto's, and going 1 – 1 in the MXGP class at the motocross of nations against the current AMA national champ, and winning 17 out of the 19 MXGP races I've raced, standing on the podium 19 out of the 19 times this season, being crowned to the 2018 MXGP world champion, winning the Dutch national title with even going undefeated, I think I am able to say I was the fastest outdoor racer on the planet in 2018. Ofcourse I did not win all moto's I participated at, but I am only human aswell. But I have won 62 moto's out of the 77 moto's where I participated at this season. Everything will start all over again next year. Thank you 2 0 1 8 you was amazing to me. Now let's go eat hamburgers and drink some beers for a few weeks. Thank you to all my fans all around the world for the great support and love what I got throughout the whole season and all my sponsors and partners for believing in me and supporting me in the best possible way. #MAXIMAALVUUR @ktmfactoryracing @redbull @oakleymotorsports @jumbo @giampishow @knmv_motorbond @dodgeram.nl @hennekenskay @debrug.eu #Josmaas

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