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||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||24:21.659|
|2||Covington Thomas||64||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+4.022|
|3||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+5.997|
|4||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+12.038|
|5||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||+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||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||+34.097|
|10||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||+36.807|
|11||Vaessen Bas||98||NDL||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||KTM||+39.568|
|12||Paturel Benoit||6||FRA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+46.674|
|13||Bogers Brian||189||NDL||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+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||Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori||Yamaha||+1:05.568|
|17||Herbreteau David||338||FRA||Wildcard Rider||Kawasaki||+1:06.068|
|18||Petrov Petar||152||BUL||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+1:07.280|
|19||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||REVO Husqvarna UK||Husqvarna||+1:08.249|
|20||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||1:09.575|