The USGP started yesterday with the free practice session and the qualifying race. Jeffrey Herlings and Tony Cairoli dominated the first day at Jacksonville, while Eli Tomac, the recently crowned AMA champion finished far behind them.

Race 1 started with Tomac determined to win. From start to finish, Tomac had an easy job and managed to get the chequered flag. Nearly half a minute later, Jeffrey Herlings came in second place, while the championship leader, Tony Cairoli managed to finish third ahead of Tim Gajser and Max Nagl.

If Tony Cairoli wins or scores a better result than Jeffrey Herlings in Race 2, the italian will win his ninth world championship. Race 2 will start at 4 PM EST.

 

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