Michele Cervellin and Jed Beaton had a frustrating day at the MXGP of Belgium, as they fought their CRF250RW’s round Europe’s toughest track.

Michele, who has been in and out of hospital since Czech Republic, found himself struggling with his fitness. As he has been unable to ride or train properly over the last few weeks, he came into this weekend with a focus of finishing as best he could and managed to race consistently in both races to secure a 16th result overall.

Jed’s overall result doesn’t give a true reflection of how he was riding today. A bad start in the first race meant Jed had to fight hard through the pack, making his way from 38th to 18th within a few laps. As the Aussie started to reel in the next few riders, he crashed meaning all his hard work was undone. Jed’s start in the second race was much better but he was unable to avoid a pile up in the first corner. Picking himself up, despite making it back into the top 20 through the race, the Aussie crashed numerous times pushing him to the back of the group and out of the points.

Michele Cervellin heads into Switzerland next weekend with another stand in team mate on the CRF250RW who will be announced later in the week. Jed Beaton returns to Cargalss Honda for Switzerland, to compete in the EMX250 championship.

Michele Cervellin 747

The MXGP of Belgium has been ok for me. I was 13th in the first race and then after one small crash I lost my rhythm and I finished 18th. In the second race, I had a good start in ninth or tenth which I was happy with but then in the last few minutes I lost a few places and finished 14th which is not so good but I just have not had my usual energy this weekend. I have been really sick in hospital over the last few weeks so I have been unable to train or get in any bike time. Now for Switzerland I can ride and train this week normally so I hope I can do better. I am happy overall with where I finished when I wasn’t even sure if I would race this weekend.

Jed Beaton

I haven’t exactly had the best day in Lommel today. The first start wasn’t so good and I don’t know what happened I think I just struggled a little bit and after making really good headway through the race I had a small crash which took all the energy out of me and then I ended up crashing again and by then I was just done! I wasn’t feeling it, I came in and regrouped for the second race. I got off to a good start in the second race but Jonass went down and a huge pile up happened and I ended up in it. The first couple of laps after that was good, I made progress through the pack and I was just trying to flow. Probably about six laps in I went down again which just took all my energy out of me again, then I ended up crashing another three times. So basically, this whole weekend has been a series of crashes. The track was so gnarly, it is the roughest track I have ever ridden. So, all in all, a lot of negative and positive things to take away from this weekend.

Roger Harvey

HRC Special Advisor - MXGP

Over the last few weeks Michele has been in hospital which hasn’t exactly been the best preparation, heading into what is the toughest race of the year this weekend. Despite this handicap, he managed to finish both races in the points. During the week, we were contemplating whether he would even be able to race today so we must take a positive from this.
A crash strewn ride for Jed put him out of the points scoring positions in both races. The first race he had a terrible start, then he managed to make his way into the top 20 before a series of crashes put him down the field. The second race started for him by being involved in a big pile up in turn two and picking himself up off the floor, pushed and came through quite well. Jed then succumbed to a further series of crashes, which dropped him down the race

MX2 2017
Race Round 14   Belgium

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
51%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Soft/Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36:03.639
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.963
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 20 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +27.982
4 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +32.972
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 LRT KTM KTM +33.010
6 Watson Ben 919 GBR 15 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +42.319
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +43.909
8 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.263
9 Covington Thomas 64 USA 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.324
10 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:15.566
11 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 10 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:19.787
12 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:23.637
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:34.243
14 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 7 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:53.157
15 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 6 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:58.235
16 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 5 STC Racing Husqvarna +2:04.875
17 Hsu Brian 81 GER 4 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +2:05.123
18 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 3 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +2:17.275
19 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
20 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 1 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki - 1 lap
MX2 2017
Race Round 14   Belgium

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36:39.680
2 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 22 LRT KTM KTM +11.832
3 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +13.661
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 18 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +20.345
5 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +33.847
6 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 15 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +36.833
7 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +51.589
8 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:01.363
9 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:01.803
10 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 11 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:05.758
11 Watson Ben 919 GBR 10 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:16.350
12 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 9 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:18.087
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:20.139
14 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 7 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:20.638
15 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 6 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:37.696
16 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:41.126
17 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 4 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:43.955
18 Bengtson Ken 480 SWE 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:47.654
19 van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 2 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:47.654
20 Hsu Brian 81 GER 1 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +1:58.744
Location Information

Dodenveldstraat, 3900 Overpelt, Belgium - View in Google Maps