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.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today for me was a day of two halves. The first Moto for me was good, I finished sixth which I was happy with. In the second Moto I went out and crashed two times in the first lap which set me back and it was so difficult to come back and pass on the track and the class is very full today. I tried to come back through but by the end of the race I still didn't finish in the points, which isn't good for the championship but I have to put it behind me and look ahead to Valkenswaard next weekend.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Miki was very impressive this weekend and really showed how much he’s developing and maturing as a rider, in only his debut season with HRC. Yesterday his performance was really great with a GP career-best, and a sixth in race one today was equally great to see. Unfortunately in race two he got caught up in the field on the first lap and came out right at the back, which gave him a mountain to climb. Still, he fought back from 37th to 23rd and that attitude to never give up is just as important as the ability to run in the top five, which he’s increasingly showing he can do.

MX2 2017
Race Round 5   Pietramurata

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
37%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:10.629
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.498
3 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 20 JM Honda Racing Honda +2.887
4 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 18 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha +11.055
5 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.985
6 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 15 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha +37.855
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 14 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +39.695
8 Hsu Brian 81 GER 13 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +41.316
9 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 12 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +45.901
10 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 11 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +50.089
11 Covington Thomas 64 USA 10 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +51.655
12 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 9 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +52.519
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +53.921
14 Gole Anton 297 SWE 7 JWR Honda Racing Honda +54.802
15 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +57.829
16 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 5 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +59.667
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +1:01.215
18 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:08.318
19 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:11.3023
20 Petrov Ivan 142 BUL 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:12.336
MX2 2017
Race Round 5   Pietramurata

Race 2

Cloudy/Dry
Humidity
37%
Air Temp
19°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:41.859
2 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +2.010
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA 20 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +3.078
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +3.503
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 JM Honda Racing Honda +13.092
6 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.083
7 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +43.956
8 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 13 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +46.843
9 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 12 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +49.002
10 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 11 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha +49.844
11 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 10 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +52.485
12 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 9 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas +56.840
13 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 8 JM Honda Racing Honda +59.141
14 Gole Anton 297 SWE 7 JWR Honda Racing Honda +1:02.542
15 Watson Ben 919 GBR 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +1:03.913
16 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 5 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:08.113
17 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA 4 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:13.133
18 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 3 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:17.715
19 Kutsar Karel 132 EST 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:25.189
20 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 1 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +1:27.683
Location Information

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