The TM 250Fi MX and Samuele Bernadini Impress in Thailand  (Mar 7, 2016)

The GP of Thailand is perhaps the hardest form the physical point of view in the entire championship, the temperature over is over 40 degrees, this has created many problems for many riders. Samuele Bernadini makes his frist trip to this event in Asia and the great heat causes some problems for him also.

In the qualifying heats Bernardini showcases an excellent start and at the end of the first lap sits in second behind Herlings, Samuele held the position for several laps and it was only in the final laps he fatigued, losing ground and finishing in eighth place. Samuele also set the second fastest laptime.

At the start of the first heat Bernardini performs another great start, the young Italain riding his TM 250Fi MX machines is able to slide into the top positions, however some vision problems cause Samuele difficulty but still with good pace he concludes race once in eighth place.

But it is the second race where Bernardini gives a great first part to the race, exciting for all in the team and spectators alike. Running at the front of the pack he heads with the leaders and fastest riders of the class. With gritted teeth, but a tiring body, Samuele is able to defend for some laps. Unfortunately for Samuele running this very high pace he uses all his energy and during the 10th lap he is forced to stop in the pit lane to rehydrate. Bernardini has not lost his renowned fighting spirit and he returns to the track and finishes the race in 12th place.

In the day's classification he brings home for the TM Factory Racing team a very good 10th place overall, we are now in sixth position in the overall championship with 47 points.

Marco Ricciardi commented on the race: "We are very happy with what we did, Samuele has shown how our bike has improved and he was phenomenal, too bad for the second race when the heat was terrible and fatigue made some problems. These first two races give us hope for the next races, we will continue to work to get better and better, we now head home enjoying this sixth place in the standings."

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