At the insidious circuit of Orlyonok, shiny performances for Cervellin and Renaux, as both finished in the Top 10
Team SM Action Yamaha
June 10th, 2019
The eighth round of the MX2 World Championship took place at the winding circuit of Orlyonok. Both Team SM Action riders kept themselves on high level throughout the whole weekend and they achieved their best result of the current season.
After a few unlucky moments that occurred in the past rounds, Michele Cervellin redeemed himself in Russia, as he showed off all his skills and he made a convincing all-around performance. The rider from Veneto started the weekend in the right way: he made fast laps since Free Practice and he finished Qualifying Race in 5thplace, putting the base for an important result. Sunday’s races confirmed the good feelings that he had with the track: in Race 1 he started around the Top Ten and he gained a few places during the race, finishing 9th. In Race 2 he was fast out of the starting gate and he kept himself in the top places, finishing in a well-deserved 4thplace. Those placements allowed him to finish in 5thplace in the daily Overall Classification and to enter in the Top Ten of the General Classification of the Championship.
Maxime Renaux performance was not far behind, as he finished in the top placements of the MX2 too. The French started the weekend very well, as he made the 6thfastest lap time in Free Practice. In Qualifying Race, though, he was not as fast as before and he finished in the back. He redeemed in Race 1, as he gained the 7thposition with only a few seconds of gap from the Top 5. In Race 2 he started once again very well and he finished in 9thplace with no issues. He gained the same placement in the daily Overall and he moved up in the General Classification too. In fact, the French rider made up two places and he is now in 13thposition in the Championship.
MX2 World Championship does not stop in the summer, so next weekend the appointment will be in Latvia, at the famous circuit of Kegums, where the 9thround of the Championship will take place.