Social media is always going to set alight when images of a snapped bike emerge. That is exactly what happened today, as Michele Cervellin's YZ450F was separated in two after a crash at Lommel. What happened exactly? MX Vice Italian contributor Lorenzo Resta contacted Cervellin to discuss his eventful day.
"I'm fine. I was riding at Lommel in training, when behind a jump there was a rider who crashed and once I jumped I landed on his bike," Cervellin said exclusively to MX Vice. "I don't know how it happened but fortunately I didn't hurt anything – I took a small blow but really nothing of that. I have to thank God, because I saw it really bad while I was jumping. I feel good with both the bike and the team," Cervellin continued. "We have just started – I have just started riding again and have not yet fully recovered from the injury.
"I still have to get the feeling with the bike. I just need to ride, spend hours on the bike and get back in shape to be ready for the Internazionali d'Italia and especially for the MXGP. I still have to find the feeling I had before the injury but I am optimistic. We have been training here in Belgium for two weeks with Alessandro [Lupino]. However, tomorrow we return to Italy – that was already planned in our programme. With Ale we are training together both physically and on the bike. It has been a month that I'm riding my new bike and everything is slowly improving, both my wrist and my riding."
Michele Cervellin is scheduled to move into the premier class in the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, as he has now hit the age limit that is in place in the MX2 class. Cervellin ended up sixteenth in the final championship standings this year but missed the final eight rounds with a wrist injury.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer