Calvin Vlaanderen won his first moto of the season to make it three podium overalls in six GPs as the Team HRC rider showed his speed once again at the MXGP of Sweden. After returning from injury in Palembang, Indonesia, Vlaanderen has since showed everyone what he is truly capable of by getting podiums at the Semarang, Lommel and Uddevalla in a wide variety of conditions and track surfaces.

This weekend in Sweden marked the best result of his year so far, as the Dutch rider backed up a fourth place in race one with an impressive race two victory, moving through the field and capitalising on other’s mistakes on the stony Uddevalla circuit. In both races, he powered his Honda CRF250RW to top five starts but while he was fighting the track in race one, he found a much better flow in the second moto. Rounding the first lap in fifth, he quickly moved into third on lap two and then it was a case of applying pressure on the riders in front to force them into mistakes which then allowed him to sweep into the lead with six laps remaining. As he proved last year when he won races in Indonesia and the Czech Republic, leading the MX2 class holds no fear for him and he took the chequered flag with ease.

With a weekend off, Vlaanderen will have to wait until September 7-8 and the MXGP of Turkey before he gets another chance to get on the podium, but with confidence sky high, there is no reason he can’t reproduce the result from this weekend.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It’s definitely a good weekend for me again and since my injury I think I’ve been top five in every single overall so that’s quite cool too. Also at the beginning of the season I was tied-third a couple of times so I think I’ve had a really consistent season, if not for the injury. Today was good day though, even if I was struggling a bit in the first moto. I felt much more comfortable yesterday in the qualification race whereas today in race one I was fighting the track. The second moto I felt better and I passed a couple of guys in the first lap to move into third which made things easier. Then the two guys in front made mistakes which I was able to capitalise upon and take another moto win. Now I want to keep this form going and finish off these last two rounds at the same high standard.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was great to see Calvin win a moto here in Sweden. Since his return from injury he has performed at a very high level and this result is fully deserved for him and for the team. He always moves forward in races and you can see now that the confidence is there for him to challenge the guys for wins in these last two rounds of the series.

MX2 2019
Race Round 16   Sweden

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
23°C
Track Cond
Stony
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:11.359
2 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.186
3 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 23.385
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 24.875
5 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 16 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 29.699
6 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 15 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 33.210
7 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 14 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 52.064
8 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 54.003
9 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 12 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 55.838
10 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 11 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 57.109
11 Evans Mitchell 43 AUS 10 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 57.653
12 Strubhart Moreau Brian 225 FRA 9 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 59.121
13 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 1:00.113
14 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 1:00.884
15 Harrison Mitchell 35 USA 6 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:02.516
16 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 5 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:15.581
17 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 4 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:16.659
18 Horgmo Kevin 240 NOR 3 Wildcard Rider KTM 1:24.870
19 Pancar Jan 253 SLO 2 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 1:29.778
20 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 1 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:17.049
MX2 2019
Race Round 16   Sweden

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
23°C
Track Cond
Stony
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 25 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 35:22.115
2 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 7.499
3 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 14.043
4 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 14.377
5 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 16 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 22.345
6 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 25.838
7 Evans Mitchell 43 AUS 14 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 28.000
8 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 29.524
9 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 12 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 39.088
10 Harrison Mitchell 35 USA 11 BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 39.938
11 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 10 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 49.048
12 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 9 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 50.594
13 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 8 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 51.094
14 Pancar Jan 253 SLO 7 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 52.108
15 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:01.074
16 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 5 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:05.008
17 Lapucci Nicholas 211 ITA 4 Italian Factory KTM 1:06.747
18 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:26.646
19 Polak Petr 313 CZE 2 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM 1:30.286
20 Toriani Enzo 783 FRA 1 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna 1:34.312
Location Information

Äsperödsvägen 81, 451 34 Uddevalla, Sweden - View in Google Maps