Rodriguez proved what he was capable of achieving today on his CRF250RW in the MX2 qualifier of the MXGP of Portugal.

Settling into the MXPG format and having spent more time on the bike, Rodriguez had a solid qualifying race today in Agueda. Getting a good gate, he was able to make up ground quickly into the top 10. He had an intense battle with Watson and eventually crossed the line in eighth place.

Cervellin couldn’t find his rhythm today on the golden terrain. He struggled off the start and then ended up mid pack with little room to make up any ground, coming in 13th.

The first MX2 race starts tomorrow at 13h15

Michele Cervellin 747

I didn't have the best day today. I felt really stiff on the bike and couldn't find my rhythm. I had a bad start and then struggled to come through the pack. I know I just need a better start and then I will be where I should be tomorrow. The race is what is important tomorrow so I hope I do better.

Anthony Rodriguez 127

I had a much better start today then I did in Ottobiano, I finished in eighth and had some really good battles with Ben Watson, we passed each other quite a few times. It was pretty hard and pretty fast on the track but I liked it. Overall I was happy with how my race went today. This should hopefully make a huge difference tomorrow as I will have a much better gate. The good gate will mean I get a much better start instead of starting dead last.

Roger Harvey

HRC Advisor - MXGP

Today Rodriguez had good start and showed us what he we expected of him. He had a great battle going on throughout the race and ended up coming in eighth. Now we have seen this side to him we are keen to see what he can do tomorrow. Cervellin had a weaker start and as a result was left in the middle of the pack. He struggled all race and came in 13th, he knows he will need a better start tomorrow to be in the top ten.

MX2 2017
Qualifying Round 12   Portugal

Results Session

Air Temp
Track Cond
Hard Packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Covington Thomas 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 24:17.202
2 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +3.632
3 Bogers Brian 5 NDL Team HRC - MXGP Honda +5.109
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +6.817
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +8.505
6 Lieber Julien 33 BEL LRT KTM KTM +28.202
7 Watson Ben 919 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +33.592
8 Rodriguez Anthony 127 VEN Team HRC - MX2 Honda +35.389
9 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +36.901
10 Jacobi Henry 29 GER STC Racing Husqvarna +37.443
11 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +38.112
12 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +40.685
13 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA Team HRC - MX2 Honda +45.757
14 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +51.010
15 Herbreteau David 338 FRA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:04.210
16 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:10.163
17 Tropepe Giuseppe 223 ITA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:17.231
18 Gole Anton 297 SWE CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:18.080
19 Zaragoza Jorge 199 SPA Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis Yamaha +1:20.823
20 van Berkel Lars 107 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:21.334
Location Information

Agueda, Portugal - View in Google Maps