HRC MX2 riders Jed Beaton #14 and Michele Cervellin #747 had a steady start to the MXGP of Belgium today on their CRF250RW’s as they both finished inside the top 20.
After putting in some work this week, Jed had a strong start out the gate, managing to keep with the pack. With a track that is already a challenge, the start made his life easier by avoiding having to work his way through the group. The Aussie had a consistent race, pushing for places through the sodden Belgium sands. After a small mistake which threw his rhythm mid race, Jed came in 15th.
Michele initially had a nightmare at the start of the race. He had a poor start and then crashed twice setting him right at the back. Digging himself out of the sand, the Italian; not short of determination, persisted and managed to make his way in to 18th place. This was no small feat for Michele, on a track which many were struggling with and with limited line choices to make a pass.
With no rain forecast overnight, hopefully this should dry out the track to leave conditions more favourable for tomorrows race. The first MX2 race starts at 13h15 local time tomorrow.
|1||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|2||Paturel Benoit||6||FRA||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+2.585|
|3||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+3.752|
|4||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+17.394|
|5||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+19.601|
|6||Lawrence Hunter||96||AUS||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+29.695|
|7||Lieber Julien||33||BEL||LRT KTM||KTM||+58.146|
|8||Mewse Conrad||426||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+59.568|
|9||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK||KTM||+1:00.944|
|10||Geerts Jago||931||BEL||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:09.624|
|11||Hsu Brian||81||GER||Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team||Husqvarna||+1:19.759|
|12||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||STC Racing||Husqvarna||+1:30.179|
|13||van Doninck Brent||172||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+1:31.749|
|14||Vaessen Bas||98||NDL||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+1:33.198|
|15||Beaton Jed||AUS||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||+1:51.276|
|16||Bengtson Ken||480||SWE||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||+2:04.091|
|17||Covington Thomas||64||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+2:14.523|
|18||Cervellin Michele||747||ITA||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||+2:16.552|
|19||Tropepe Giuseppe||223||ITA||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+2:18.908|
|20||Bogers Brian||5||NDL||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+2:20.974|