Michele Cervellin had a promising start to the European leg of MXGP this weekend in Trentino aboard his CRF250RW, with a career best qualifier yesterday and solid first race today.
Cervellin had good gate in the first race which pushed him into the top seven. The Italian moved quickly into sixth place and fought for hard for fifth. In his usual gutsy style he delivered his fastest lap in the 14th lap of the race when others were beginning to slow. This helped him keep 6th place even against some last minute pressure from Covington.
The second race Cervellin got caught in traffic and went down twice in the race costing the Italian to fall back to 37th. The Italian isn’t one to give up easily and so he fiercely battled his way back to 23rd in a class of riders who are all a similar speed and on a track that is difficult to pass on.