Bernadini and TM Racing On The Podium in Indonesia  (Mar 6, 2017)

Fantastic weekend for the TM Racing Factory team taking the first podium of the season and the first race win for Samuele Bernardini in MX2.

The GP of Indonesia begins with many, many questions because of the bad weather, it could make it an impractical track, and so it was.

On the first day the heavy rains fell during the night, they turned the track into a swamp, the qualifying times for the start position of the races was decided only the free practice laps, of which for many riders did not even attempt to set a 'good time', the organisers then delete the entire program for that day. Samuele Bernardini worked calculatingly in free practice to just ride without making mistakes and not to endanger the whole weekend.

Fortunately on Sunday morning the paddock awoke to the sunshine and this foreshadowed the smooth running of the race, or so we hoped.

In race 1 Samuel was fantastic at the start and the first corner he was in second position, unfortunately when the "Berne" was firmly in third place some damage to the rear brake forced him to raise the pace and some mistakes occurred, but thanks to his effort has he ended his race in eighth place.

A few minutes from the start of race 2 a huge thunderstorm broke loose on the track, the race direction decided to start the race too and in these extreme conditions Samuel was a phenomenon. He staged the perfect start and immediately took to the front, wasting no time in the wet conditions to break from the pack. Bernardini rode fantastically and took an incredible advantage, even after a big mistake he did not give up.

Samuele Bernardini takes home his first career win in MX2 and second overall of the GP.

Marco Ricciardi Team Manager commented on the race: "Finally came the victory, I believe it and I've always believed it, both in terms of TM which is the bike to stay ahead and Samuele, the winter past is injury-free for once, Bernardini and the team have worked really hard, both on the track and in the company. Gastone Serafini has made great sacrifices to bring all the evolutionary steps that we had, Too bad that in the first round due to a broken rear brake could not keep the pace of the leaders, but thanks to his tenacity has brought home a result that with the victory earned him second place. I would like to thank all the guys in the company and also my family."