Michele Cervellin and Chihiro Notuska, both new to the popular Argentinean track this weekend, had a day of highs and lows aboard their CRF250RWs. After not feeling like qualifying on Saturday was a true reflection of their ability, the rookies were focused on achieving their personal goals of getting the positions they know they are capable of.

After his disappointment in Indonesia, Cervellin had a point to prove. He can fight hard for positions but getting out of the gate is essential in the highly competitive MX2 class. Cervellin had a good race pulling back in the top five, when Brylyakov had a last-minute attack for a position, putting pressure on the young Italian in the last few laps. Cervellin’s strength is his ability to keep fighting right until the finish line and the feisty Italian wasn’t about to let a position go that easily. He battled with Brylyakov to defend his ninth position right until they crossed the line. In the second race Cervellin had to work hard after not getting the jump out of the gate he needed but again his strength came in the last half of the race where he pulled back the most places to earn 11th.

Notuska had a bittersweet day, he looked comfortable in the Patagonian soil and this reflected in his results as he achieved his goal and career best of getting a top 20 finish in the first race. He was all set for the second race to produce the same result again but an early mistake meant the young Japanese crashed out early hurting himself in the process. He has been taken for a medical examination and more news will follow when available.

 

Michele Cervellin

Michele Cervellin 747

This weekend wasn't so bad but I know I can do better. In the first moto I had a good start and I lost some positions which ended up ninth which I am not really that happy about and then in the second Moto I finished eleventh which again is not something I am really that happy about. In the last part of both the moto's I know I was riding good but I need to do some more work on how I ride in the first half with more speed.
It is not the best weekend but when I am in Mexico I will focus on doing better and to take some good points back for the championship

Team HRC – MX2
Roger Harvey

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Quite a difficult day for the MX2 boys. Cervellin made a good start in the first race and rode well to stay within the bunch with what is now a very competitive class and Notuska achieved his goal of scoring world championship points. In the second race, the start was bad for Michele so made hard work but he keeps fighting right until the end which is paying off. Notsuka went down early in the second race, hurting himself and has gone for check-ups with the medical team.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Argentina

Neuquen, Argentina

MX2 2017, Round 3

Sunny/Dry / 21
Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 21:10 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 44%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 22 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +3.278
3 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +25.893
4 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 18 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +29.301
5 Julien Lieber 33 BEL 16 LRT KTM KTM +34.137
6 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +36.225
7 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +40.989
8 Vsevolod Brylyakov 18 RUS 13 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +42.865
9 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +46.656
10 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +48.515
11 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 10 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +49.421
12 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 9 TM Racing Factory Team TM +51.042
13 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 8 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +53.097
14 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +57.836
15 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:01.930
16 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 5 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:07.795
17 Ben Watson 919 GBR 4 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:17.806
18 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 3 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:18.172
19 Anton Gole 297 SWE 2 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna +1:20.472
Sunny/Dry / 21
Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 16:10 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 46%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:21.092
2 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +4.318
3 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +7.107
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.386
5 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +10.398
6 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 15 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +24.237
7 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +27.793
8 Thomas Covington 64 USA 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.721
9 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 12 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +35.480
10 Vsevolod Brylyakov 18 RUS 11 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +35.534
11 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 10 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +50.727
12 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 9 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +55.191
13 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 8 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +57.755
14 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 7 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:02.846
15 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:05.148
16 Julien Lieber 33 BEL 5 LRT KTM KTM +1:07.582
17 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:14.773
18 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 3 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:16.128
19 Ben Watson 919 GBR 2 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:17.932
20 Chihiro Notsuka 28 JPN 1 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +1:29.778
Sunny/Dry / 22
Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 02:18 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft
  • Air Temp: 22°C
  • Humidity: 49%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:57.849
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +3.925
3 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +4.507
4 Julien Lieber 33 BEL LRT KTM KTM +12.034
5 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +16.402
6 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +20.248
7 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +21.763
8 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +22.523
9 Thomas Covington 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.351
10 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Team HRC – MX2 Honda +32.744
11 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +33.243
12 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +37.510
13 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +37.887
14 Brian Bogers 189 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +43.613
15 Ben Watson 919 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +45.211
16 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +46.007
17 Adam Sterry 811 GBR Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +50.475
18 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM +1:02.020
19 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:05.997
20 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1:11.532
Rider Standings
Sunday, 19 Mar 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 110 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
2 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 107 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Benoit PATUREL 6 FRA 104 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
4 Julien LIEBER 33 BEL 99 LRT KTM KTM
5 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 99 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
6 Brent VAN DONINCK 172 BEL 73 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
7 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 70 TM Racing Factory Team TM
8 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 67 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
9 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 62 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
10 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 59 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
11 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 57 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
12 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 49 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM
13 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 43 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
14 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 42 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM
15 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 39 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
16 Hunter LAWRENCE 96 AUS 34 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
17 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 34 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna
18 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 32 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team KTM
19 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 26 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
20 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 25 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
21 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 19 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
22 Caleb WARD 170 AUS 14 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
23 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 14 Creymert Racing KTM
24 Anton GOLE 297 SWE 14 CEC Husqvarna Sweden Husqvarna
25 Magne KLINGSHEIM 67 NOR 11 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
26 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 11 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
27 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
28 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
29 Jay WILSON 48 AUS 1 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
30 Aaron TANTI 218 AUS 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
31 Chihiro NOTSUKA 28 JPN 1 Team HRC – MX2 Honda