As the season reaches its halfway point, the FIM world championship heads back to a ‘home’ race for the team in Ottobiano. Joining Michele Cervellin this weekend, is Venuzuelan born Anthony Rodriguez who will be filling in for the injured Chihiro Notsuka on the CRF250RW.


Fresh from his AMA supercross success in the states as a privateer, 22-year-old Anthony Rodriguez will be racing for HRC in Ottobiano and Agueda on the CRF250RW. Rodriguez moved to the states when he was 13 to chase his dream of racing professional motocross but this will be the first time he has raced in the MXGP series and in Europe.Ottobiano is a new track on the calendar located in Northern Italy. The track is sand based and is part of a much larger motorsports facility which hosts everything from go-karting through to freestyle mx. Michele Cervellin had success here recently when he took third overall in the MX2 class of the Italian National motocross championships. After lacerating his arm in Russia, the Italian has been focused on getting fit again for his second home round of the year.

“I am just so happy to have been given this opportunity to race for HRC in the MXGP series. I have been in Europe over the last few weeks settling into it and I love the bike and the team are professional and easy to work with. I can’t wait to see what the future holds heading into my first round this weekend. I am so excited” – Anthony Rodriguez said.


Michele Cervellin  747

I raced in Ottobiano recently in the Italian championships and didn’t do so bad there so I am looking forward to seeing what I can do there this weekend. I like the track it is very sandy which I enjoy riding in. I am having a low point at the moment in the season. I feel like the last few races have really not gone the way they should have. I know I have the potential to do well so I need it to just all come together.







Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

We are really looking forward to Ottobiano as not only is this a ‘home’ race for the team but we also have Anthony Rodriguez on-board with us for the next two rounds. He has been racing in America but is new to the MXGP championship. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do. 
Michele had some rotten luck in Russia lacerating his arm and being forced to sit out the second race. He has been focused on getting stronger for his second home round. He has raced in the Italian championships here recently and had a good result so we will be expecting him to perform well here.



Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 414 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 369 Team Suzuki World MX2
3 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 317 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
4 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 308 LRT KTM
5 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 294 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
6 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 230 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
7 COVINGTON Thomas 64 USA 225 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
8 LAWRENCE Hunter 96 AUS 199 Team Suzuki World MX2
9 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 184 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team
10 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 174 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
11 SANAYEI Darian 57 USA 168 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki
12 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 154 Team HRC – MX2
13 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 NDL 133 HSF Logistics Motorsport Team
14 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 129 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki
15 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 111 TM Racing Factory Team
16 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 104 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
17 ÖSTLUND Alvin 161 SWE 103 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
18 MEWSE Conrad 426 GBR 90 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
19 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 74 Team Suzuki World MX2
20 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 72 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing