Hot off his success in the MX2 class of the Italian championship where he took second overall last weekend, Michele Cervellin will be looking to this momentum into the 10th round of the FIM world championship this weekend in Russia.
Orylonok is a completely new track on the MXGP calendar for 2017. With no previous races here before, it sets a level playing field in the highly competitive MX2 class. The hard pack terrain should suit the Italian and his CRF250RW. He will need to ensure he gets a good start again this weekend so he can stay with the front pack.
MXGP hasn’t officially visited Russia since 2012 but last year the Junior World championships were hosted in Orlyonok. The motocross circuit of the Russian Children`s Centre “Orlyonok” is in Krasnodar territory along the shores of the Black Sea. It was homologated in 2010 by the European Motorcycle Union.
The MX2 qualifying race starts at 16h15 local time on Saturday 10th June.