Cervellin looking to continue strong MX2 season start in Indonesia

Courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation

  MXGP of Indonesia

MX2 2017   Round 2

Cervellin looking to continue strong MX2 season start in Indonesia

Team HRC’s Michele Cervellin and Chihiro Notsuka travel to the new venue of Pangkal Pinang this week for an all-new MXGP of Indonesia.

Cervellin will be looking to improve on last week’s results in Qatar which got off to a good start for the young Italian who scored his career-best result on his debut with HRC on the CRF250RW. Notuska is optimistic for a better weekend now he has his first GP race with HRC under his belt, and the JMX IA2 Champion is looking forward to continuing his learning year in the World Championship.

The track is located away from the mainland in a town called Pangkal Pinang which is the largest town in the Indonesian Island of Bangka. The track will incorporate wave sections, dragons back and a fair few jumps. The length is around 1500m so lap times should be just under 2 minutes.

The weather this weekend could potentially be damp as the last few weeks have been particularly bad with heavy rain but even this will not deter the humidity that the riders will have to face. Although the temperature looks to be around 23-30 degrees the humidity will reach little lower than 85 per cent.


Michele Cervellin  747

This will be my first-time racing in this part of the world and I am not sure on what to expect from the track. I am looking forward to racing here and I will try to do my best and get the best result from the team and myself. I had a good weekend in Qatar but need to improve my starts to hopefully in Indonesia I can do better on this and improve my results. The top 3 are very fast but I do not think it is out of my reach to get into the top 5 again if I get the right start.


Chihiro Notsuka  28

It will be the first time I have ever been to Indonesia so I am not sure what to expect, it is all new for me I don’t really like the hot weather to be honest so I am hoping where it has rained it is a little cooler. I would like to improve on my results this weekend as Qatar didn’t go so well for me and I was not happy with me riding so we can improve from here.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

After the excellent performance of Cervellin in Qatar, we are looking forward to him building on those results this weekend. Of course it is a track that none us have ever been to and we really don’t know what to expect so it will be down to good starts and consistent riding once again. Notuska had a baptism of fire for his first MXGP with HRC. He struggled to stay on the pace although the first race with a good start shows that there is considerable potential. He has tot turn it into consistency.


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