Team MX2 HRC Michele Cervellin and Lars Van Berkel had an encouraging start to the MXGP of Latvia today in qualifying, giving them both something to build on in tomorrows race.
Cervellin who is now over the worst of his hand injury, seemed more comfortable on the bike today as he carved his CRF250RW through the Latvian sands. The Italian demonstrated he is back to fight for his championship coming in 16th position, sensibly leaving a little more in the tank for tomorrow.
Dutchman Lars Van Berkel found the technical track a little more difficult than he had hoped and made some silly mistakes but battled on to qualify in 23rd position. The warm weather had allowed the track to dry out meaning the sand on-top is quickly dispersed to reveal square, edged bumps which can easily catch riders out.
Both riders will be looking to get a better overall result in tomorrow’s race. The first MX2 race starting at 13:15 local time.
|1||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||24:21.659|
|2||Covington Thomas||64||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+4.022|
|3||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+5.997|
|4||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+12.038|
|5||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||HSF Logistics Motorsport Team||KTM||+12.958|
|6||Hsu Brian||81||GER||Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team||Husqvarna||+17.859|
|7||Sanayei Darian||57||USA||Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+24.910|
|8||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+25.952|
|9||van Doninck Brent||172||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+34.097|
|10||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||STC Racing||Husqvarna||+36.807|
|11||Vaessen Bas||98||NDL||Team Suzuki World MX2||Suzuki||+39.568|
|12||Paturel Benoit||6||FRA||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+46.674|
|13||Bogers Brian||189||NDL||HSF Logistics Motorsport Team||KTM||+46.980|
|14||Mewse Conrad||426||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+48.905|
|15||Bernardini Samuele||321||ITA||TM Racing Factory Team||TM||+58.484|
|16||Cervellin Michele||747||ITA||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||+1:05.568|
|17||Herbreteau David||338||FRA||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||+1:06.068|
|18||Petrov Petar||152||BUL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+1:07.280|
|19||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+1:08.249|
|20||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK||KTM||1:09.575|