Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen finished fourth for the third GP in succession, as once again he missed out on the podium spot, despite tying on points with the rider in third. Riding in front of his home crowd at the MXGP of the Netherlands, Vlaanderen, who lives five minutes away from the Valkenswaard track tried his hardest to break onto the podium and with less than a lap remaining, he looked to have secured that spot. However a pass by another rider elsewhere on the track meant that he dropped to fourth, making it a disappointing end to a tough weekend of racing.

Coming from a start turn crash in qualification all the way back to 14th, the CRF250RW rider also proved he had the speed in today’s races with his pair of fourth place finishes. These results also maintains his consistent run of performances that has seen him score 36, 35 and now 36 in the three rounds of the series so far. However next weekend, he’ll be hoping to score even more, and get a well-deserved spot on the podium when the championship heads to Italy for the MXGP of Trentino on April 6-7.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It was two really long tough motos today, to be honest. Obviously having 14th place gate pick didn’t make things easy for me, and in the first race I didn’t have the best start. The first few laps I was carving through the field, making passes but I knew it was going to be a long race so I tried to save my energy to push at the end. That’s what I did and I got up to fourth, which I was quite happy with. In the second moto I got a better start, around sixth or seventh before making a couple of passes to get into fifth. I stayed there for a lot of the moto before I could finally make a move to finish fourth. This gave me four-four results for fourth overall, my third time in a row and the second time this season I had the same points as the person in third. It’s disappointing to be so close and miss out on the podium but at the same time its continued motivation because I know I need to be better than fourth.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was such a shame to see Calvin miss out on the podium by such a small margin once again. A pass on the last straight of the last lap by another rider affected his overall position and he lost out on the second moto tie-breaker, which also happened in Argentina. It would have been great for him to get a podium in his home GP but he knows he has to keep working hard and eventually he will get rewarded.

MX2 2019
Race Round 3   Netherlands

Race 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
12°C
Track Cond
Sandy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:30.560
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 7.459
3 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 16.197
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 32.080
5 Watson Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 41.347
6 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 15 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna 46.249
7 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 46.877
8 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 54.324
9 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 12 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 58.521
10 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:09.100
11 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 10 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:20.512
12 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 9 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1:25.640
13 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 8 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:33.179
14 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:37.265
15 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 6 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:39.462
16 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:40.292
17 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 4 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 2:12.794
18 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1 Lap
19 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 2 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM 1 Lap
20 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1 Lap
MX2 2019
Race Round 3   Netherlands

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
12°C
Track Cond
Sandy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:35.326
2 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 5.031
3 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 5.188
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 13.061
5 Watson Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 16.499
6 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 27.070
7 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 14 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 37.591
8 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 13 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 48.631
9 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:06.469
10 Evans Mitchell 43 AUS 11 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:09.989
11 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 10 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:13.033
12 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 9 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:15.889
13 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:22.560
14 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:33.036
15 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:34.983
16 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:37.416
17 Zanotti Andrea 931 RSM 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 1:38.173
18 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 3 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:40.912
19 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 2 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:48.203
20 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 1 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:53.191
Location Information

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