Cervellin looks to carry podium momentum into Russia

MXGP of Russia Preview


Cervellin looks to carry podium momentum into Russia
Hot off his success in the MX2 class of the Italian championship where he took second overall last weekend, Michele Cervellin will be looking to this momentum into the 10th round of the FIM world championship this weekend in Russia.

Orylonok is a completely new track on the MXGP calendar for 2017. With no previous races here before, it sets a level playing field in the highly competitive MX2 class. The hard pack terrain should suit the Italian and his CRF250RW. He will need to ensure he gets a good start again this weekend so he can stay with the front pack.

MXGP hasn't officially visited Russia since 2012 but last year the Junior World championships were hosted in Orlyonok. The motocross circuit of the Russian Children`s Centre "Orlyonok" is in Krasnodar territory along the shores of the Black Sea. It was homologated in 2010 by the European Motorcycle Union.

The MX2 qualifying race starts at 16h15 local time on Saturday 10th June.

Michele Cervellin 747
I wasn’t happy with my result in France and I have raced at the Italian Championships in-between that and Russia. I managed to come away with second which I am happy with and has given me a boost for this weekend. This will be my first time in Russia, I have seen some videos from the Junior world championship last year at the track. From what I can see it looks like a nice track, a hard pack track and we will see how we get on now that I have gone away and worked on a few more things.

Michele Cervellin
Roger Harvey
HRC General Manager – MXGP
Michele didn’t have the best result in Ernée but he has focused on a few things and last weekend came away with second in the MX2 Italian championship.This is a good result and should push him to strive for a similar result in Russia. He is more than capable of getting onto the podium if he can get the start and hold his nerve in the race. The track is new to everyone but from what I can see it is hard pack so should suit Michele’s style of riding. We look forward to seeing what he can do.

Roger Harvey
Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1
JONASS
Pauls 41 LAT 372 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2
SEEWER
Jeremy 91 SWI 330 Team Suzuki World MX2
3
KJER OLSEN
Thomas 19 DEN 291 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
4
LIEBER
Julien 33 BEL 282 LRT KTM
5
PATUREL
Benoit 6 FRA 265 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
6
COVINGTON
Thomas 64 USA 208 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7
PRADO GARCIA
Jorge 61 SPA 206 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
8
VAN DONINCK
Brent 172 BEL 174 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
9
LAWRENCE
Hunter 96 AUS 171 Team Suzuki World MX2
10
SANAYEI
Darian 57 USA 157 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki
11
CERVELLIN
Michele 747 ITA 149 Team HRC – MX2
12
BOGERS
Brian 189 NDL 147 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team
13
VLAANDEREN
Calvin 10 NDL 133 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team
14
BRYLYAKOV
Vsevolod 18 RUS 129 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki
15
BERNARDINI
Samuele 321 ITA 111 TM Racing Factory Team
16
WATSON
Ben 919 GBR 81 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
17
MEWSE
Conrad 426 GBR 78 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
18
ÖSTLUND
Alvin 161 SWE 75 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
19
STERRY
Adam 811 GBR 72 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
20
MONTICELLI
Ivo 128 ITA 61 Marchetti Racing Team KTM