Michele Cervellin and Chihiro Notuska, both new to the popular Argentinean track this weekend, had a day of highs and lows aboard their CRF250RW’s. After not feeling like qualifying on Saturday was a true reflection of their ability, the rookies were focused on achieving their personal goals of getting the positions they know they are capable of.

After his disappointment in Indonesia, Cervellin had a point to prove. He can fight hard for positions but getting out of the gate is essential in the highly competitive MX2 class. Cervellin had a good race pulling back in the top five, when Brylyakov had a last-minute attack for a position, putting pressure on the young Italian in the last few laps. Cervellin’s strength is his ability to keep fighting right until the finish line and the feisty Italian wasn’t about to let a position go that easily. He battled with Brylyakov to defend his ninth position right until they crossed the line. In the second race Cervellin had to work hard after not getting the jump out of the gate he needed but again his strength came in the last half of the race where he pulled back the most places to earn 11th.

Notuska had a bittersweet day, he looked comfortable in the Patagonian soil and this reflected in his results as he achieved his goal and career best of getting a top 20 finish in the first race. He was all set for the second race to produce the same result again but an early mistake meant the young Japanese crashed out early hurting himself in the process. He has been taken for a medical examination and more news will follow when available.

Michele Cervellin 747

This weekend wasn't so bad but I know I can do better. In the first moto I had a good start and I lost some positions which ended up ninth which I am not really that happy about and then in the second Moto I finished eleventh which again is not something I am really that happy about. In the last part of both the moto's I know I was riding good but I need to do some more work on how I ride in the first half with more speed.
It is not the best weekend but when I am in Mexico I will focus on doing better and to take some good points back for the championship

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Quite a difficult day for the MX2 boys. Cervellin made a good start in the first race and rode well to stay within the bunch with what is now a very competitive class and Notuska achieved his goal of scoring world championship points. In the second race, the start was bad for Michele so made hard work but he keeps fighting right until the end which is paying off. Notsuka went down early in the second race, hurting himself and has gone for check-ups with the medical team.

MX2 2017
Race Round 3   Neuquen

Results Session 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
46%
Air Temp
21°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 35:21.092
2 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +4.318
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +7.107
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.366
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +10.398
6 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 15 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +24.237
7 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +27.793
8 Covington Thomas 64 USA 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.721
9 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 12 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +35.480
10 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 11 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +35.534
11 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 10 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +50.755
12 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 9 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:02.846
13 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 8 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:05.148
14 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 7 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:07.582
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:14.773
16 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 5 LRT KTM KTM +1:16.128
17 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1.14.773
18 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 3 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1.16.128
19 Watson Ben 919 GBR 2 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:17.932
20 Notsuka Chihiro 28 JPN 1 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:29.778
MX2 2017
Race Round 3   Neuquen

Results Session 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
44%
Air Temp
21°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 34:04.845
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +3.278
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +25.893
4 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 18 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +29.301
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 LRT KTM KTM +34.137
6 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +36.225
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +40.989
8 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 13 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +42.865
9 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +46.656
10 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +48.515
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +49.421
12 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 9 TM Racing Factory Team TM +51.042
13 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 8 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +53.097
14 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +57.836
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:01.930
16 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 5 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:07.795
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:17.806
18 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 3 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:18.172
19 Gole Anton 297 SWE 2 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:20.472
20 Covington Thomas 64 USA 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:32.128
Location Information

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