The MXGP of France started well for Michele Cervellin, when he came fifth in timed practice on his CRF250RW.
It was all looking good for the Italian as he prepared to start the qualifying race. It was during this race however that it all fell apart slightly for him. He had a poor start after getting caught up in the first corner, which set him into the back of the pack. After overcoming the first hurdle, Cervellin kept making small mistakes when he began to push which cost him dearly. His lap times are reflective of that of the top seven but his mistakes meant he was unable to find his flow giving him a 20th place finish overall.
Despite this, he is optimistic for a good race tomorrow as he can see where he went wrong and what he needs to improve on.
The first MX2 race starts tomorrow at 13h15 local time
|1||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:16.271|
|2||Paturel Benoit||6||FRA||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+2.167|
|3||Lieber Julien||33||BEL||LRT KTM||KTM||+18.437|
|4||van Doninck Brent||172||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+20.602|
|5||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+45.230|
|6||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+49.583|
|7||Covington Thomas||64||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+50.816|
|8||Sanayei Darian||57||USA||Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+54.086|
|9||Herbreteau David||338||FRA||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||+56.841|
|10||Mewse Conrad||426||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+57.592|
|11||Lawrence Hunter||96||AUS||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+59.494|
|12||Rubini Stephen||118||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+1:03.358|
|13||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+1:03.864|
|14||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK||KTM||+1:06.634|
|15||Gole Anton||297||SWE||CEC Husqvarna Sweden||Husqvarna||+1:16.781|
|16||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||STC Racing||Husqvarna||+1:17.304|
|17||Monticelli Ivo||128||ITA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+1:19.031|
|18||van Berkel Lars||107||NDL||HSF Logistics Motorsport Team||KTM||+1:23.588|
|19||Dercourt Nicolas||411||FRA||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||+1:24.011|
|20||Cervellin Michele||747||ITA||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||+1:27.922|