Team MX2 HRC Michele Cervellin and Lars Van Berkel had an encouraging start to the MXGP of Latvia today in qualifying, giving them both something to build on in tomorrows race.
Cervellin who is now over the worst of his hand injury, seemed more comfortable on the bike today as he carved his CRF250RW through the Latvian sands. The Italian demonstrated he is back to fight for his championship coming in 16th position, sensibly leaving a little more in the tank for tomorrow.
Dutchman Lars Van Berkel found the technical track a little more difficult than he had hoped and made some silly mistakes but battled on to qualify in 23rd position. The warm weather had allowed the track to dry out meaning the sand on-top is quickly dispersed to reveal square, edged bumps which can easily catch riders out.
Both riders will be looking to get a better overall result in tomorrow’s race. The first MX2 race starting at 13:15 local time.
|1||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Team Diga-Procross||KTM||24:21.659|
|2||Covington Thomas||64||USA||Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing||Yamaha||+4.022|
|3||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team||GasGas||+5.997|
|4||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing||GasGas||+12.038|
|5||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing||Yamaha||+12.958|
|6||Hsu Brian||81||GER||BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+17.859|
|7||Sanayei Darian||57||USA||Bike It DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+24.910|
|8||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+25.952|
|9||van Doninck Brent||32||BEL||Riley Racing||Yamaha||+34.097|
|10||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||JM Honda Racing||Honda||+36.807|
|11||Vaessen Bas||98||NDL||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||KTM||+39.568|
|12||Paturel Benoit||16||FRA||Honda SR Motoblouz||Honda||+46.674|
|13||Bogers Brian||189||NDL||Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team||Husqvarna||+46.980|
|14||Mewse Conrad||426||GBR||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||KTM||+48.905|
|15||Bernardini Samuele||321||ITA||Ghidinelli Racing Team||Yamaha||+58.484|
|16||Cervellin Michele||747||ITA||SDMCORSE Yamaha||Yamaha||+1:05.568|
|17||Herbreteau David||338||FRA||Wildcard Rider||Kawasaki||+1:06.068|
|18||Petrov Petar||152||BUL||Team VRT Nordpesca Holland||KTM||+1:07.280|
|19||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||JK Racing Yamaha Active||Yamaha||+1:08.249|
|20||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP||Kawasaki||1:09.575|