Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen took a solid fifth place overall at Imola circuit after eight-three results weren’t quite good enough to see him finish on the podium for the second consecutive race.

Unfortunately his chances of backing up his second place in Lommel at the last round where thwarted almost straight away when another rider crashed right in front of the Honda CRF250RW rider in the second turn. By the time Vlaanderen had freed himself from the carnage, he was well outside the top 20 and in damage limitation mode. Once he found his rhythm, he quickly passed a number of riders and was inside the top 10 after just six laps. He made a couple more passes before the end of the moto but was unable to get close to the top five, which would have given him that outside shot of a podium.

Race two went a lot better as he started around the top five, quickly moving into third place where he remained for the rest of the moto, despite a late tip-over with a couple of laps left. This left him with eight-three results which were five shy of third place, which would have been a fairer reflection of the speed he showed over the weekend.

Next weekend gives Vlaanderen the perfect chance to get back on the box as the series heads to Sweden for what will be round 16 of the 2019 world motocross championship.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It wasn’t my best day today. I got a decent start in the first moto but got stuck behind a crashed rider in the second turn and that put me outside the top 20. I think I came from around 22nd to 8th which took a lot of effort on this hot day and I was quite tired after the race with all the energy I expended passing those guys. The second race went a lot better and I was around fourth, quickly passed into third and then I rode there the rest of the race. Unfortunately I crashed in the last two last laps but I was still able to finish third. So I went eight-three for fifth overall which is solid, but not what I’m after as I hope to be on the podium.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

After his podium in Lommel, we were really hoping that Calvin could get up on the box again here in Imola. Unfortunately another rider crashing really ruined his chances on the very first lap because he wasn’t able to get back to a high enough position after that. He still rode well though and in the second moto he showed his true position with a third and that is a real reflection on how he was riding this weekend.

MX2 2019
Race Round 15   Italy

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
32°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:05.826
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 8.238
3 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 20 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 20.216
4 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 26.794
5 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 16 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 40.810
6 Hofer Rene 711 AUT 15 Wildcard Rider KTM 42.678
7 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 44.149
8 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 13 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 44.985
9 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 12 Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM 1:01.497
10 Pancar Jan 253 SLO 11 KTM Racestore MX2 KTM 1:06.519
11 Lapucci Nicholas 211 ITA 10 Steels - Dr. Jack Racing KTM 1:09.408
12 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 9 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:11.216
13 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 8 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:18.825
14 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 7 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:29.828
15 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 6 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:36.622
16 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 5 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:42.801
17 Sydow Jeremy 104 GER 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1 Lap
18 Sandner Michael 766 AUT 3 Wildcard Rider KTM 1 Lap
19 Harrison Mitchell 35 USA 2 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1 Lap
MX2 2019
Race Round 15   Italy

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
32°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:33.346
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 5.383
3 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 20 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 9.582
4 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 18 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 11.834
5 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 15.620
6 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 43.287
7 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 49.076
8 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 13 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 53.416
9 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 12 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 58.749
10 Sydow Jeremy 104 GER 11 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1:02.282
11 Hofer Rene 711 AUT 10 Wildcard Rider KTM 1:06.101
12 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 9 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:08.450
13 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 8 Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM 1:11.765
14 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 7 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:14.703
15 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:20.061
16 Lapucci Nicholas 211 ITA 5 Steels - Dr. Jack Racing KTM 1:20.815
17 Harrison Mitchell 35 USA 4 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:22.569
18 Polak Petr 313 CZE 3 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha 1:39.175
19 Pessoa Gustavo 57 BRA 2 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:42.235
20 Pancar Jan 253 SLO 1 KTM Racestore MX2 KTM 1 Lap
Location Information

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