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 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:21.092
2 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +4.318
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +7.107
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.366
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +10.398
6 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 15 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +24.237
7 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 14 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +27.793
8 Covington Thomas 64 USA 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.721
9 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 12 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +35.480
10 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +35.534
11 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 10 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +50.755
12 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 9 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +1:02.846
13 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 8 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:05.148
14 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 7 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:07.582
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:14.773
16 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 5 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:16.128
17 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1.14.773
18 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 3 LRT KTM KTM +1.16.128
19 Watson Ben 919 GBR 2 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +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 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:04.845
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +3.278
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +25.893
4 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 18 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +29.301
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +34.137
6 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 15 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +36.225
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +40.989
8 Brylyakov Vsevolod 18 RUS 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +42.865
9 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +46.656
10 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 11 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +48.515
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +49.421
12 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 9 TM Racing Factory Team TM +51.042
13 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 8 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +53.097
14 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 7 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +57.836
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:01.930
16 Bogers Brian 5 NDL 5 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:07.795
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 4 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:17.806
18 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS 3 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:18.172
19 Gole Anton 297 SWE 2 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:20.472
20 Covington Thomas 64 USA 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:32.128
Location Information

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