The MXGP of Ernée was a little off the mark for Michele Cervellin as his overall results do not truly reflect the Italians speed this weekend on his CRF250RW.

He proved early on this weekend that he was capable of a top five finish when his time in timed practice came in fifth fastest. Michele didn’t get the start in the first race and as a result, was pushed to the back of the pack as they all bunched in the first corner. As he began to make headway through the pack he avoided a collision with another rider but crashed himself. Quickly picking himself up, he managed to salvage a 20th place finish.

By the second race, Michele was prepared to make amends and had an excellent start. He was fourth within the first two corners and could have held onto a top five finish. Unfortunately this wasn’t to be, he went down again early in the race, setting himself back to 19th. True to form, he battled on until the end and secured a 12th place finish.

The championship now takes a week break before heading onto a new track in Russia on June 10th.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today was not good. In the first Moto I didn't start well and then I crashed and lost all my positions, so I was right at the back of the pack. I pushed to try and get some points back and managed to get into 20th position which is one point. The second moto I started a lot better but then in the first lap I crashed and in the end I finished 12th. This is better than nothing but still not good for me. I want more. I want to do better and for sure in Russia I want a better result. I know I have good speed I just need to learn something from this, work on some things and then come into Russia focused.

Roger Harvey

HRC Special Advisor - MXGP

Ernée turned out to be a very difficult track where it demanded the respect from the riders. Michele made one mistake in the first race which halted his progress. Going back between races, he analysed the situation and prepared to come to the line for the second race to make amends. He got off the start in fourth place and lost the front end. He went down and all the effort from the good start was lost. Fortunately, from the two crashes there are no injuries and we are thankful for that.

MX2 2017
Race Round 9   France

Race 1

Cloudy/Drizzle
Humidity
73%
Air Temp
24°C
Track Cond
Hard/pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:40.293
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +2.395
3 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +3.324
4 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 18 LRT KTM KTM +19.084
5 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +24.152
6 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +40.842
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +44.865
8 Hsu Brian 81 GER 13 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +55.028
9 Rubini Stephen 118 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.490
10 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:01.587
11 Covington Thomas 64 USA 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:02.119
12 Watson Ben 919 GBR 9 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:13.341
13 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 8 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:16.472
14 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 7 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:18.988
15 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 6 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:21.161
16 Herbreteau David 338 FRA 5 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:38.636
17 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 4 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:45.026
18 van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 3 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:48.665
19 Gole Anton 297 SWE 2 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:51.105
20 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 1 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:51.131
MX2 2017
Race Round 9   France

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
51%
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 25 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 34:00.096
2 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.699
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 20 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +3.626
4 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 18 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +45.346
5 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:11.119
6 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 15 LRT KTM KTM +1:16.485
7 Covington Thomas 64 USA 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:22.585
8 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:26.415
9 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:30.988
10 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 11 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:32.488
11 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 10 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:38.557
12 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 9 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:45.956
13 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 8 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:52.133
14 Rubini Stephen 118 FRA 7 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki - 1 lap
15 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 6 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha - 1 lap
16 Dercourt Nicolas 411 FRA 5 Wildcard Rider Yamaha - 1 lap
17 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 4 STC Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
18 Gole Anton 297 SWE 3 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna - 1 lap
19 van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 2 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM - 1 lap
20 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM - 1 lap
Location Information

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