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

Michele Cervellin 747

The day started good for me in timed practice where I came in fifth. Usually I race better but today timed practice was better! In the race I crashed in the start, then I crashed again and then before the finish line I crashed again! I am sure tomorrow will be better, I know I have good lap times I just need to focus and then tomorrow deliver a better result.

Roger Harvey

HRC Special Advisor - MXGP

Michele’s start wasn’t good enough today and that determined the rest of the race for him. The track is very fast and although it’s very rough, everyone is running at pretty much the same speed. He slipped off a few times which dropped him back to 20th eventually and this is the final position he took. He needs to correct this by tomorrow so in order to do this he will need to have a good start and make no mistakes. The first turn is difficult for them as there is a lot of bunching at this point and riders tend to go everywhere, so let’s see what he can turn around for tomorrow.

MX2 2017
Qualifying Round 9   France


Air Temp
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
Location Information

Ernée, France - View in Google Maps