As the heavens opened over Orlyonok, Michele Cervellin took his CRF250RW to the line for the first race of the MXGP of Russia.
The sudden change in weather had left the track in a sodden state, which dramatically changed the way the riders could attack the track. Taking it in his stride, Michele had a good start in the first race and entered the first corner in ninth and looked to make headway quickly. In attempt to avoid the pack and climb up one of the steeper hills on track, Michele went offline and ended up in the deep mud. Although he didn’t come off, he lost so much time digging his way out of the mud. He got back into the race as the track became slicker from the heavy rain Michele went down. He finished the race but on returning to the pits discovered he had lacerated his left arm in his crash.
After a visit to the medical centre, the Doctors prevented him from participating in the second to prevent further damage or possibility of infection.
Michele will need to rest his arm during the next two weeks in preparation for Round 11 on the 25th June in Ottobiano.
Michele Cervellin 747
Today was a really strange race. The weather made it strange to start with as we haven’t ridden in conditions like those this year, where it rains heavily all through the race. My start wasn’t so bad but then I made a small mistake as I went up the hill. After getting back into it again I crashed again, I felt some pain in my arm but I didn’t think much of it and finished the race. When I came in I noticed blood on my shirt, I went to see the Doctor and they gave me some stitches but told me I can’t ride the second Moto as there is a high risk of infection from the mud. I thought this would be a good weekend for me as I get on well with hard pack tracks but this is motocross! I feel I am having an off couple of races. Now I just need to let it heal to get ready for Ottobiano.
Michele Cervellin Roger Harvey HRC General Manager – MXGP
Today we are forced to face difficult circumstance again with another rider injury. Miki picked up what he thought was only a bruise to the arm but in the end, it turned out to be a laceration that required stitches. As a result, he was stopped from starting the second race. Although he felt no pain and had wanted to start the second race, the Doctor said it was not possible for him incase of infection. So today our MX2 campaign came to a premature hault.
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap 1 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 36:17.027 2 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +2.099 3 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +5.608 4 LAWRENCE Hunter 96 AUS 18 Team Suzuki World MX2 +30.777 5 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 16 Team Suzuki World MX2 +33.877 6 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 15 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team +34.998 7 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 14 Team Suzuki World MX2 +35.367 8 ÖSTLUND Alvin 161 SWE 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +1:49.785 9 COVINGTON Thomas 64 USA 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +1:52.532 10 HERBRETEAU David 338 FRA 11 F&H Racing Team – 1 lap 11 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 10 LRT KTM – 1 lap 12 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 9 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK – 1 lap 13 MEWSE Conrad 426 GBR 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 1 lap 14 LARRANAGA OLANO Iker 66 SPA 7 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing – 1 lap 15 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1 lap 16 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 5 Team HRC – MX2 – 1 lap 17 VAN DER VLIST Freek 88 NDL 4 Creymert Racing – 2 laps 18 SANAYEI Darian 57 USA 3 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki – 2 laps 19 KLINGSHEIM
Magne 67 NOR 2 F&H Racing Team – 2 laps