Michele Cervellin and Chihiro Notuska, both new to the popular Argentinean track this weekend, had a day of highs and lows aboard their CRF250RW’s. After not feeling like qualifying on Saturday was a true reflection of their ability, the rookies were focused on achieving their personal goals of getting the positions they know they are capable of.

After his disappointment in Indonesia, Cervellin had a point to prove. He can fight hard for positions but getting out of the gate is essential in the highly competitive MX2 class. Cervellin had a good race pulling back in the top five, when Brylyakov had a last-minute attack for a position, putting pressure on the young Italian in the last few laps. Cervellin’s strength is his ability to keep fighting right until the finish line and the feisty Italian wasn’t about to let a position go that easily. He battled with Brylyakov to defend his ninth position right until they crossed the line. In the second race Cervellin had to work hard after not getting the jump out of the gate he needed but again his strength came in the last half of the race where he pulled back the most places to earn 11th.

Notuska had a bittersweet day, he looked comfortable in the Patagonian soil and this reflected in his results as he achieved his goal and career best of getting a top 20 finish in the first race. He was all set for the second race to produce the same result again but an early mistake meant the young Japanese crashed out early hurting himself in the process. He has been taken for a medical examination and more news will follow when available.

Michele Cervellin 747

This weekend wasn't so bad but I know I can do better. In the first moto I had a good start and I lost some positions which ended up ninth which I am not really that happy about and then in the second Moto I finished eleventh which again is not something I am really that happy about. In the last part of both the moto's I know I was riding good but I need to do some more work on how I ride in the first half with more speed.
It is not the best weekend but when I am in Mexico I will focus on doing better and to take some good points back for the championship

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Quite a difficult day for the MX2 boys. Cervellin made a good start in the first race and rode well to stay within the bunch with what is now a very competitive class and Notuska achieved his goal of scoring world championship points. In the second race, the start was bad for Michele so made hard work but he keeps fighting right until the end which is paying off. Notsuka went down early in the second race, hurting himself and has gone for check-ups with the medical team.

MX2 2017
Race Round 3   Argentina

Results Session 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
46%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 35:21.092
2 Paturel Benoit 16 FRA 22 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +4.318
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas +7.107
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Team Diga-Procross KTM +8.366
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +10.398
6 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 15 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +24.237
7 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 14 Riley Racing Yamaha +27.793
8 Covington Thomas 64 USA 13 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +33.721
9 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 12 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha +35.480
10 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 11 JWR Honda Racing Honda +35.534
11 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 10 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna +50.755
12 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 9 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:02.846
13 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 8 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:05.148
14 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 7 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +1:07.582
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 MGR Motocross Team KTM +1:14.773
16 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 5 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:16.128
17 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1.14.773
18 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 3 JWR Honda Racing Honda +1.16.128
19 Watson Ben 919 GBR 2 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki +1:17.932
20 Notsuka Chihiro 28 JPN 1 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:29.778
MX2 2017
Race Round 3   Argentina

Results Session 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
44%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 25 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 34:04.845
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +3.278
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas +25.893
4 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 18 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +29.301
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 JM Honda Racing Honda +34.137
6 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 15 Riley Racing Yamaha +36.225
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Team Diga-Procross KTM +40.989
8 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 13 JWR Honda Racing Honda +42.865
9 Paturel Benoit 16 FRA 12 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +46.656
10 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 11 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +48.515
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha +49.421
12 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 9 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +51.042
13 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 8 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +53.097
14 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 7 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.836
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 MGR Motocross Team KTM +1:01.930
16 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 5 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna +1:07.795
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki +1:17.806
18 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 3 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:18.172
19 Gole Anton 297 SWE 2 JWR Honda Racing Honda +1:20.472
20 Covington Thomas 64 USA 1 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:32.128
Location Information

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