Calvin Vlaanderen scored a fifth-place finish in today’s qualifying race of the opening round of the 2018 MX2 season, which is currently underway at Villa La Angostura in Argentina.
Today’s result came at the end of a very encouraging day for the 21-year-old South African rider, who was previously third and fifth, respectively, in the free and timed practice sessions aboard the all-new Honda CRF250RW machine #10.
Vlaanderen had a satisfactory start to the race but found himself stuck on the inside line at the first corner and was forced to give up a good number of positions. After crossing the line in 15th place at the end of lap one, he started an impressive charge to the front which culminated in a successful overtaking manoeuvre for fifth on Darian Sanayei during the penultimate lap.
MX2 action will resume tomorrow morning at 10:25 local time (GMT -3) with the 15 minute warm up session, which will be followed by the two opening races of the season at 12:15 and 15:10.
MX2 Qualifying Race