At the fourth round of the 2019 MX2 world championship, Team HRC rider Calvin Vlaanderen posted the fastest lap of timed practice in this highly competitive field. However, a few corners from the end of his hotlap, he twisted his right ankle and although he continue until the finish line, he was forced back to the truck immediately after he has crossed the line.

With first gate pick for the qualification race, Vlaanderen tried to see if he could manage to race, but the pain was too much and he was forced to withdraw after less than a lap.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

At the beginning of the day, I was feeling good on the Honda CRF250RW and was riding well on the track. I had first gate pick in the qualifying race, after posting the fastest lap in timed practice so it seemed like things were going well. However during that lap, a few corners from the end, I twisted my ankle quite badly, so I tried to make it to the finish line. After crossing the line, I came back immediately to the truck to try and get it fixed up ready for the qualifying race but it was still quite painful. I tried to race but every bump and every impact was creating pain so I pulled off the track.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It is hugely disappointing for Calvin and the whole team today. He was riding so well in practice and he had just posted the fastest lap in timed practice, so everyone was really happy with how things were going. It was especially good, because we’d had a positive week training here in Italy, making progress with a lot of things which we felt would help him achieve victory here.

MX2 2019
Qualifying Round 4   Trentino

Qualifying Race

Cloudy
Air Temp
11°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:19.805
2 Geerts Jago 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 9.852
3 Vialle Tom 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 15.416
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 26.906
5 Harrison Mitchell 35 USA BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 38.553
6 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 40.656
7 Sanayei Darian 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 42.192
8 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 43.572
9 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 46.522
10 Strubhart Moreau Brian 225 FRA BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 47.343
11 Jacobi Henry 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 48.008
12 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:00.126
13 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 1:01.752
14 Sterry Adam 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:03.456
15 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:04.922
16 Zanotti Andrea 931 RSM Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 1:06.265
17 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:11.914
18 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:17.685
19 Bres Natanael 184 FRA iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:21.228
20 Zonta Filippo 200 ITA Team Martin Racing Honda Honda 1:22.348
Location Information

Moto Club Arco, Dro, Trentino, Italy - View in Google Maps