Michele Cervellin took to the rocky Russian terrain today on his CRF250RW in the qualifying race in Russia.

Today started off well for Michele when he got the 10th fastest time in free practice. Unfortunately, the qualifying race didn’t bring the same luck for the Italian. As Michele came around to complete his first lap, he got pushed out by another rider to a wider line which was wet.  The line change caused Michele to go down ending up in last position with the rest of the pack half a lap ahead. Michele dug deep and rode with gritty determination and to earn back a well deserved 16th place.

Proving again that he has the speed, now the Italian will just need it to all come together in tomorrows race. The first MX2 race begins tomorrow at 16h25 tomorrow local time.

Michele Cervellin 747

Today was so so for me. I had an OK start and was running in 10th on the first lap and then I made a mistake. I came together with another rider and was forced to change my line which ended up being a wet line and I slipped off. I got back on the bike and was dead last and the rest of the group were half a lap ahead. I just got my head down and pushed as hard as I could to get back as many places as I could. I actually like the track so now I just need some luck tomorrow and hopefully it will all come together.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

In the early sessions, Miki looked quite comfortable with the track, probably as it is similar to the Italian tracks he is used to riding on. His start was reasonable in qualifying but then he got bumped off the track which caused him to crash and lose a lot of time. After that he rode well and came back to 16th place. This was especially good as he was more than half a lap behind in last place. Hopefully there will be no more mistakes tomorrow and we can have the result he is capable of.

MX2 2017
Qualifying Round 10   Russia


Air Temp
Track Cond
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 24:11.292
2 Paturel Benoit 16 FRA Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1.846
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +10.003
4 Lieber Julien 33 BEL JM Honda Racing Honda +19.766
5 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.689
6 Bogers Brian 189 NDL Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas +27.026
7 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +27.629
8 Herbreteau David 338 FRA Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +38.581
9 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha +39.577
10 Petrov Petar 152 BUL Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +40.902
11 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +42.044
12 Sanayei Darian 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +43.460
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +47.064
14 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA Wildcard Rider Yamaha +52.378
15 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA MGR Motocross Team KTM +53.821
16 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha +1:27.700
17 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas +1:30.685
18 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:33.308
19 Garza Alexis 96 MEX Wildcard Rider Kawasaki - 1 lap
20 Baranov Ivan 372 RUS Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +26.938
Location Information

Orlyonok Circuit, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, 352815 - View in Google Maps