Michele Cervellin and Lars Van Berkel had an arduous day on their CRF250Rw’s in the Dutch black sands, at the MXGP of Europe. 

Cervellin, who has been riding with a hand injury this weekend, didn’t seem as comfortable in the rough terrain in the first race and finished 18th. Race two was much stronger for Cervellin and although he had a weaker start he was able to make it back to 14th in the last few laps of the race.

Van Berkel although performing well in his qualifying race yesterday, put too much pressure on himself to perform for both a new team and his home crowd today. The Dutchman’s smooth style in the sand wasn’t as vivid as it had been on Saturday and in the end settled for a 16th place finish in race one and 20th in race two. 

X-rays are being taken out for Cervellin’s hand on Monday for further investigation. Van Berkel feels that he will perform better in Latvia away from his home GP. 

Lars Van Berkel:
” I was disappointed in myself today. It was my home race and with a new team and I just put a little bit too much pressure on myself, I got tired in a different way to normal and I tried to work this out in the second moto. The first 15 minutes of the second Moto were actually good and then I hit a wall.  I am frustrated it didn’t play out the same way as yesterday as I know what I am capable of.”

Michele Cervellin 747

Today wasn't the best race but I have a problem with my hand so i have been trying to work through this. The first Moto was terrible for me, I was not happy with my result. I managed to get more comfortable on the bike in the second race as we made a few changes which gave me a better overall finish. It still isn't where I want to be or where I know I can be. I need to start training again as since my hand injury I haven't been training as I was before and this will get me back to where I should be.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

MX2 has been difficult for us today. This has been the first time Lars has raced in a GP for us on the CRF250RW and although he loved the bike it was clear he just put too much pressure on himself. We have seen the potential he has this weekend from qualifying yesterday so we look forward to seeing what he does in Latvia. Michele still has a hand injury and goes to hospital tomorrow to have a closer look at the hand injury and we will have to see what the situation is with him as he would like to be able to ride this week for training.

MX2 2017
Race Round 6   Netherlands

Race 1

Cloudy
Humidity
54%
Air Temp
10°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +35.37.548
2 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +3.476
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +36.928
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 18 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +44.764
5 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 16 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +51.238
6 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 15 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +56.409
7 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:03.528
8 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:07.900
9 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:12.565
10 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 11 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:15.317
11 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 10 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:21.858
12 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 9 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:27.087
13 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 8 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:31.121
14 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 7 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:37.575
15 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 6 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:39.706
16 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:44.379
17 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:44.593
18 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 3 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:51.103
19 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 2 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:55.028
20 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 1 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:58.609
MX2 2017
Race Round 6   Netherlands

Race 2

Cloudy
Humidity
51%
Air Temp
11°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:09.329
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +4.491
3 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 20 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +9.510
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +13.352
5 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 16 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +24.376
6 Hsu Brian 81 GER 15 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +28.694
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 14 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +31.049
8 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 13 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +36.142
9 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +36.387
10 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +47.590
11 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 10 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +50.334
12 Watson Ben 919 GBR 9 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +51.200
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +56.960
14 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 7 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:00.548
15 Van der Vlist Freek 88 NDL 6 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +1:04.108
16 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 5 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:07.638
17 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:07.981
18 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 3 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:11.007
19 De Waal Micha-Boy 34 NDL 2 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team Honda +1:11.832
20 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:19.238
Location Information

Eurocircuit, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps