Michele Cervellin took 12th overall today in the MXGP of Sweden on his CRF250RW.

The Italian had a poor start in the first race when he got boxed in the first corner. Always able to find his feet further on in the race, Cervellin pushed in the last few laps to pull back from 14th to 11th. The second race started much better for him. He was in ninth place off the start, fighting for eighth. A small crash cost him two positions and with limited time to make up any more ground, he settled for 11th giving him a 12th place finish overall.

Following his crash yesterday in qualifying, Taiki Koga refrained from racing in the MXGP of Sweden today. Although nothing was broken, he was experiencing discomfort and will now return home to finish his quest for the IA2 title in Japan.

The series now takes a break before returning to Jacksonville for Round 17 where Cervellin will also be debuting the new 2018 CRF250RW.

Michele Cervellin 747

I had two 11ths today which isn’t exactly where I want to be but I know my riding was good. The second race was much better for me as I had a good start and was holding eighth then I had a small crash whilst pushing for a better position which meant I came in 11th again. I am looking ahead now to the US where I will be riding the new CRF250RW.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Cervellin opted to take the inside gate in the first race, which would have worked out fine for him if he had pulled a holeshot but he just missed that opportunity resulting in him being mid-pack in the first turn. He raced consistent laps and managed to get through to 11th by the end of the race. It is very difficult to pass on this track, especially with a mid-pack start. Race two was a much better start for Miki in eighth place where he held for several laps until a small mistake sent him back to 11th. Although he has had a consistent ride, the results are quite disappointing for us.
Koga came here to learn and unfortunately in the qualifying race yesterday he had a rider go down in front of him and a then a following rider landed on his foot. This caused Koga quite severe bruising. He tried to ride today in warm up but the pain was too much. Considering the Japanese championship, we made the decision that he would be better to rest the foot. This will be in preparation for the next round of the Japanese championship which is next weekend.

MX2 2017
Race Round 16   Sweden

Race 1

Cloudy
Humidity
88%
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Hard Packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:43.460
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1.823
3 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +28.793
4 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 18 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +30.835
5 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +38.535
6 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 15 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +39.396
7 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 14 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +40.303
8 Watson Ben 919 GBR 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +42.035
9 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +43.397
10 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 11 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +46.421
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +47.334
12 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 9 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +48.500
13 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 8 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +50.464
14 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 7 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +51.013
15 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +57.825
16 Covington Thomas 64 USA 5 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:01.802
17 Gole Anton 297 SWE 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:03.206
18 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 3 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna +1:10.777
19 Hsu Brian 81 GER 2 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:12.559
20 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 1 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:14.874
MX2 2017
Race Round 16   Sweden

Race 2

Cloudy
Track Cond
Hard Packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Covington Thomas 64 USA 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:06.609
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0.055
3 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +21.635
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +22.772
5 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +24.457
6 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 15 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +24.811
7 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 14 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +25.192
8 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 13 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +35.912
9 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 12 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +38.203
10 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 11 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +44.945
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +49.874
12 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 9 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna +55.435
13 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 8 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +57.169
14 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 7 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +58.624
15 Hsu Brian 81 GER 6 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:01.422
16 Gole Anton 297 SWE 5 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:03.189
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:07.695
18 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 3 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:12.774
19 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 2 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:16.694
20 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 1 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:17.907
Location Information

Äsperödsvägen 81, 451 34 Uddevalla, Sweden - View in Google Maps