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 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:10.629
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.498
3 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +2.887
4 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +11.055
5 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.985
6 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 15 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +37.855
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 14 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +39.695
8 Hsu Brian 81 GER 13 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki +41.316
9 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 12 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +45.901
10 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 11 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +50.089
11 Covington Thomas 64 USA 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +51.655
12 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 9 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +52.519
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +53.921
14 Gole Anton 297 SWE 7 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +54.802
15 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +57.829
16 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 5 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +59.667
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:01.215
18 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:08.318
19 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 2 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +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 1 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.010
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3.078
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 18 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +3.503
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +13.092
6 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.083
7 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +43.956
8 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 13 TM Racing Factory Team TM +46.843
9 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 12 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +49.002
10 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +49.844
11 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 10 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +52.485
12 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 9 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +56.840
13 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +59.141
14 Gole Anton 297 SWE 7 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:02.542
15 Watson Ben 919 GBR 6 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:03.913
16 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 5 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK 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 Honda Red Moto Honda +1:27.683
Location Information

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