Back on home soil today in Arco Italy, Michele Cervellin started off the European leg of MXGP today with a career best qualifying result.

Putting together everything he had learnt from the overseas races, Cervellin started well and found himself in seventh position within the first corner. The better start paid off as he very quickly made his into the top sixth continuing to fight for positions. Keeping his head level and riding smooth, with ten minutes to go Cervellin raced into the top four and held onto this position for the rest of the race.

With this positive start to the weekend, Cervellin will carry this momentum into tomorrow’s races.

The first MX2 race starts at 13:15 local time tomorrow.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today has been a good day for me. I have had the best qualifying race of the season so far but the real race is tomorrow. We will try to do the same as we did today but I would like to do better. The track I know well as I live really close and I have alot of fans here. The track today was hard and a little bit slippery but I like it and I feel like everything for me here is much more comfortable which is giving me confidence in the race.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

A great start today for Michele with a strong and consistent ride. He battled continuously throughout the race and held onto fourth place, which he quickly got into from the start. He wasn’t very far from the opposition and the potential is there for the same again tomorrow. Michele will need to carry the momentum from today into tomorrow and ignore the pain from his hand injury.

MX2 2017
Qualifying Round 5   Pietramurata

Results Session

Cloudy
Humidity
71%
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
Hard/Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 23:39.305
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +4.224
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +6.897
4 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA Team HRC - MX2 Honda +11.179
5 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +14.103
6 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +14.974
7 Covington Thomas 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +18.172
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL LRT KTM KTM +20.375
9 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +23.795
10 Sanayei Darian 57 USA Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +24.655
11 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA Team HRC - MX2 Honda +26.764
12 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA Jtech Suzuki Valenti Suzuki +27.219
13 Gole Anton 297 SWE CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +31.712
14 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +32.526
15 Herbreteau David 338 FRA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +40.420
16 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +41.474
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +46.500
18 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.455
19 Hsu Brian 81 GER Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +48.018
20 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +48.536
Location Information

Pietramurata, Trentino, Italy - View in Google Maps