Michele Cervellin had a promising start to the European leg of MXGP this weekend in Trentino aboard his CRF250RW, with a career best qualifier yesterday and solid first race today.

Cervellin had good gate in the first race which pushed him into the top seven. The Italian moved quickly into sixth place and fought for hard for fifth. In his usual gutsy style he delivered his fastest lap in the 14th lap of the race when others were beginning to slow. This helped him keep 6th place even against some last minute pressure from Covington.

The second race Cervellin got caught in traffic and went down twice in the race costing the Italian to fall back to 37th. The Italian isn’t one to give up easily and so he fiercely battled his way back to 23rd in a class of riders who are all a similar speed and on a track that is difficult to pass on.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today for me was a day of two halves. The first Moto for me was good, I finished sixth which I was happy with. In the second Moto I went out and crashed two times in the first lap which set me back and it was so difficult to come back and pass on the track and the class is very full today. I tried to come back through but by the end of the race I still didn't finish in the points, which isn't good for the championship but I have to put it behind me and look ahead to Valkenswaard next weekend.

Roger Harvey

HRC Special Advisor - MXGP

Miki was very impressive this weekend and really showed how much he’s developing and maturing as a rider, in only his debut season with HRC. Yesterday his performance was really great with a GP career-best, and a sixth in race one today was equally great to see. Unfortunately in race two he got caught up in the field on the first lap and came out right at the back, which gave him a mountain to climb. Still, he fought back from 37th to 23rd and that attitude to never give up is just as important as the ability to run in the top five, which he’s increasingly showing he can do.

MX2 2017
Race Round 5   Pietramurata

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
37%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:10.629
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.498
3 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 20 LRT KTM KTM +2.887
4 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 18 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +11.055
5 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.985
6 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 15 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +37.855
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 14 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +39.695
8 Hsu Brian 81 GER 13 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +41.316
9 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 12 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +45.901
10 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +50.089
11 Covington Thomas 64 USA 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +51.655
12 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 9 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +52.519
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +53.921
14 Gole Anton 297 SWE 7 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +54.802
15 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 6 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.829
16 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 5 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +59.667
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:01.215
18 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA 3 Jtech Suzuki Valenti Suzuki +1:08.318
19 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 2 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:11.3023
20 Petrov Ivan 142 BUL 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:12.336
MX2 2017
Race Round 5   Pietramurata

Race 2

Cloudy/Dry
Humidity
37%
Air Temp
19°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:41.859
2 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.010
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3.078
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 18 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +3.503
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 LRT KTM KTM +13.092
6 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.083
7 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +43.956
8 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 13 TM Racing Factory Team TM +46.843
9 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +49.002
10 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 11 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +49.844
11 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 10 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +52.485
12 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 9 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +56.840
13 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +59.141
14 Gole Anton 297 SWE 7 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:02.542
15 Watson Ben 919 GBR 6 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:03.913
16 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 5 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:08.113
17 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA 4 Jtech Suzuki Valenti Suzuki +1:13.133
18 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 3 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:17.715
19 Kutsar Karel 132 EST 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:25.189
20 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 1 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:27.683
Location Information

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