The MXGP of France started well for Michele Cervellin, when he came fifth in timed practice on his CRF250RW.
It was all looking good for the Italian as he prepared to start the qualifying race. It was during this race however that it all fell apart slightly for him. He had a poor start after getting caught up in the first corner, which set him into the back of the pack. After overcoming the first hurdle, Cervellin kept making small mistakes when he began to push which cost him dearly. His lap times are reflective of that of the top seven but his mistakes meant he was unable to find his flow giving him a 20th place finish overall.
Despite this, he is optimistic for a good race tomorrow as he can see where he went wrong and what he needs to improve on.
The first MX2 race starts tomorrow at 13h15 local time
|1||Jonass Pauls||1||LAT||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:16.271|
|2||Paturel Benoit||6||FRA||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+2.167|
|3||Lieber Julien||33||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+18.437|
|4||van Doninck Brent||172||BEL||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+20.602|
|5||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+45.230|
|6||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori||Yamaha||+49.583|
|7||Covington Thomas||64||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+50.816|
|8||Sanayei Darian||57||USA||Bike It DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+54.086|
|9||Herbreteau David||338||FRA||Wildcard Rider||Kawasaki||+56.841|
|10||Mewse Conrad||426||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK||KTM||+57.592|
|11||Lawrence Hunter||96||AUS||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||+59.494|
|12||Rubini Stephen||118||FRA||KTM Silver Action||KTM||+1:03.358|
|13||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+1:03.864|
|14||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+1:06.634|
|15||Gole Anton||297||SWE||iFly JK Racing||Yamaha||+1:16.781|
|16||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||STC Racing||Husqvarna||+1:17.304|
|17||Monticelli Ivo||128||ITA||iFly JK Racing||Yamaha||+1:19.031|
|18||van Berkel Lars||107||NDL||HSF Logistics Motorsport Team||KTM||+1:23.588|
|19||Dercourt Nicolas||411||FRA||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||+1:24.011|
|20||Cervellin Michele||747||ITA||Team Martin Racing Honda||Honda||+1:27.922|