RACE REPORT Sunday, Oct 1st 2017

  Monster Energy MX of Nations

MX of Nations 2017

Michele Cervellin helped his two team-mates to a top-ten result for Team Italy at the 2017 Motocross of Nations, held at the Matterley Basin track in the UK.

Despite the track being in favourable conditions in qualifying yesterday, a deluge of rain overnight created a sticky mud that caught even the best riders out.

Cervellin, who has been battling with a groin injury since the US GP struggled today on his CRF250RW in the muddy conditions. His efforts alongside fellow CRF mounted rider Alessandro Lupino and world champion Antonio Cairoli, earned Italy a seventh place finish overall.

Position Team Points
1 France 20
2 The Netherlands 31
3 Great Britain 32
4 Belgium 53
5 Switzerland 56
6 Australia 58
7 Italy 63
8 Estonia 84
9 USA 85
10 Sweden 87
11 Denmark 98
12 Slovenia 108
13 Canada 119
14 Russia 120
15 Ireland 120
16 Portugal 125
17 Puerto Rico 134
18 Spain 134
19 Slovakia 142
20 Germany 129

 

Bold denotes a team with at least one Honda rider

Michele Cervellin  747

Today was not a good race for me. I struggled with my leg in these conditions but I just tried to do my best for Team Italy and for HRC as it is my last race with them. The track was so difficult and you need an umbrella on you just to see where you are going. I am going to take some time now to focus on next year.

Michele Cervellin

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was difficult for Miki today as he needed to get the good starts and his qualifying results wasn’t so goods that didn’t help. He is still carrying the leg injury from the US GP and although he isn’t saying its bad, it has been painful and it has hampered him a lot. This was made worse when the conditions turned this weekend.