HRC MX2 had a difficult day aboard their CRF250RW’s in Kegums today for the seventh round of MXGP.

 The day didn’t get off to a good start for Michele. He had a poor start in the first race and his bad luck didn’t end there. After beginning to work his way through the pack, the lack of bike time between racing took its toll and resulted in him crashing out of the first race. The second race started better for the Italian but he still was unable to pull it back into the top ten and so finished 19th.

Lars started much stronger than he did in qualifying yesterday he got his head down and focused on the race. In the second race he found himself battling with a group from 15th -20th place for the majority of the race. Halfway through he hit a wall in the sandy conditions which  caused him to make some costly mistakes setting him to the back of the group to take 20th.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today was not a good day for me. In the first moto I had a crash and suffered a bang on the head. I started the second race as I wanted to take some points but really it was not a good race for me either. My hand is fine now so I look forward to getting my fitness back, some bike time in and then getting back to where I should be.

Lars Van Berkel 107

Today actually went alot better than yesterday. The first race I didnt have a good start but I just kept pushing and in the end managed to get past some riders to get to 20th position. I tried to go alot more aggressive in the beginning of the second race which actually didn't pay off for me as I wore myself out. Then I started making stupid mistakes which allowed a train of five riders to go past me and then similar to the first race, I managed to pull back some positions again to 20th. It is not really where I want to finish but I still took some points.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Not a good weekend for our MX2 riders. Michele started the weekend with a big crash and as a result failed to finish the first race. He was assessed by the doctor and was clear to ride but he struggled with the pace.
Lars had a bad start in the first race which made life difficult for him but in the second he had a much better start but got swallowed in the end. We now have two weeks where Michele’s hand can improve and he can start training again before the next GP.

MX2 2017
Race Round 7   Latvia

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
58%
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:37.013
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +2.597
3 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3.143
4 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +20.618
5 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 16 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +23.215
6 Covington Thomas 64 USA 15 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +30.975
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 14 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +35.161
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 13 JM Honda Racing Honda +39.912
9 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 12 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +47.757
10 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 11 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +59.888
11 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 10 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:04.073
12 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 9 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:07.164
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:09.821
14 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 7 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:11.063
15 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 6 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +1:16.111
16 Gole Anton 297 SWE 5 JWR Honda Racing Honda +1:20.114
17 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 4 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +1:22.223
18 Hsu Brian 81 GER 3 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:24.025
19 Kutsar Karel 132 EST 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:26.042
20 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:34.852
MX2 2017
Race Round 7   Latvia

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
58%
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 35:08.557
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +2.693
3 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 20 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +8.528
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 18 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +13.497
5 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +18.349
6 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 15 JM Honda Racing Honda +21.218
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 14 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +32.438
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 13 JM Honda Racing Honda +36.046
9 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +39.299
10 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 11 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +41.850
11 Kutsar Karel 132 EST 10 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +44.078
12 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 9 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +47.140
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +48.534
14 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 7 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +52.378
15 Gole Anton 297 SWE 6 JWR Honda Racing Honda +53.335
16 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 5 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +1:02.759
17 Covington Thomas 64 USA 4 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:06.112
18 Van der Vlist Freek 88 NDL 3 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +1:07.188
19 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 2 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha +1:07.989
20 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:09.939
Location Information

Zelta Zirgs mototrase, Rembates pagasts, Ķegums Municipality, Latvia - View in Google Maps