HRC MX2 had a difficult day aboard their CRF250RW’s in Kegums today for the seventh round of MXGP.

 The day didn’t get off to a good start for Michele. He had a poor start in the first race and his bad luck didn’t end there. After beginning to work his way through the pack, the lack of bike time between racing took its toll and resulted in him crashing out of the first race. The second race started better for the Italian but he still was unable to pull it back into the top ten and so finished 19th.

Lars started much stronger than he did in qualifying yesterday he got his head down and focused on the race. In the second race he found himself battling with a group from 15th -20th place for the majority of the race. Halfway through he hit a wall in the sandy conditions which  caused him to make some costly mistakes setting him to the back of the group to take 20th.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today was not a good day for me. In the first moto I had a crash and suffered a bang on the head. I started the second race as I wanted to take some points but really it was not a good race for me either. My hand is fine now so I look forward to getting my fitness back, some bike time in and then getting back to where I should be.

Lars Van Berkel 107

Today actually went alot better than yesterday. The first race I didnt have a good start but I just kept pushing and in the end managed to get past some riders to get to 20th position. I tried to go alot more aggressive in the beginning of the second race which actually didn't pay off for me as I wore myself out. Then I started making stupid mistakes which allowed a train of five riders to go past me and then similar to the first race, I managed to pull back some positions again to 20th. It is not really where I want to finish but I still took some points.

Roger Harvey

HRC Special Advisor - MXGP

Not a good weekend for our MX2 riders. Michele started the weekend with a big crash and as a result failed to finish the first race. He was assessed by the doctor and was clear to ride but he struggled with the pace.
Lars had a bad start in the first race which made life difficult for him but in the second he had a much better start but got swallowed in the end. We now have two weeks where Michele’s hand can improve and he can start training again before the next GP.

MX2 2017
Race Round 7   Latvia

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
58%
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:37.013
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +2.597
3 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +3.143
4 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +20.618
5 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 16 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +23.215
6 Covington Thomas 64 USA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +30.975
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 14 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +35.161
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 13 LRT KTM KTM +39.912
9 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.757
10 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 11 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +59.888
11 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 10 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:04.073
12 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 9 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:07.164
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:09.821
14 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 7 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:11.063
15 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:16.111
16 Gole Anton 297 SWE 5 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:20.114
17 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:22.223
18 Hsu Brian 81 GER 3 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +1:24.025
19 Kutsar Karel 132 EST 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:26.042
20 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 1 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:34.852
MX2 2017
Race Round 7   Latvia

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
58%
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:08.557
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +2.693
3 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.528
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +13.497
5 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +18.349
6 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +21.218
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 14 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +32.438
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 13 LRT KTM KTM +36.046
9 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +39.299
10 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +41.850
11 Kutsar Karel 132 EST 10 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +44.078
12 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 9 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +47.140
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +48.534
14 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +52.378
15 Gole Anton 297 SWE 6 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +53.335
16 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 5 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:02.759
17 Covington Thomas 64 USA 4 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:06.112
18 Van der Vlist Freek 88 NDL 3 Creymert Racing KTM +1:07.188
19 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 2 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:07.989
20 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 1 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:09.939
Location Information

Zelta Zirgs mototrase, Rembates pagasts, Ķegums Municipality, Latvia - View in Google Maps