Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen returned to world motocross championship action with an impressive fifth place finish in the MXGP of Indonesia qualification race. In hot and humid conditions at the Palembang track, Vlaanderen gradually eased into the day, posting decent times in both free and timed practice sessions. Then in the qualification race, he got a great start on his CRF250RW, rounding the first corner in second position, showing that his speed is still good after such a long layoff. As the chequered flag was waved, Vlaanderen eventually crossed the line in fifth place, which is a strong finish in difficult conditions and especially as this is his first GP since round five back in May.

Vlaanderen has a warm up session at 10:25am tomorrow, which is then followed by the two main races at 12:15 and 15:10 where he will be hoping to score well and get his season back on track.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

Obviously I have really good memories from last year when I got my first overall win in Indonesia so it’s good to be here. I’m actually very happy with how today went. I took it pretty steady in free practice and timed practice and then had a great start in the qualification race, almost grabbing the holeshot. I got passed by a couple of guys after making some small mistakes but I tried to follow some lines and ride a smooth race until the finish line. I didn’t have too many expectations coming into the weekend but I’ll be happy with two more good starts, some solid riding and just building up my levels for the rest of the season.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It is great to have Calvin back with the team and out on the track in the MX2 class. It was also really good to see him get such a good start and run up near the front of the field for the first half of the race. We haven’t really got too many expectations for results, because he’s missed the last five rounds but today was extremely promising and bodes well for the rest of the season, where he can get back to challenging for the podium positions.

MX2 2019
Qualifying Round 11   Indonesia

Qualifying Race

Humid
Air Temp
33°C
Track Cond
Rutted
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:41.112
2 Evans Mitch 43 AUS Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 10.310
3 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 14.699
4 Vialle Tom 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 17.196
5 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL Team HRC - MX2 Honda 22.119
6 Beaton Jed 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 26.076
7 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 27.978
8 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 31.856
9 Strubhart Moreau Brian 225 FRA BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 36.436
10 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 37.813
11 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 52.176
12 Geerts Jago 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 53.972
13 Sterry Adam 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:07.669
14 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:11.101
15 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:20.170
16 Harrison Mitchell 35 USA BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:20.648
17 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:38.977
18 Jacobi Henry 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1 Lap
19 Delvintor Alfarizi Muhammad 325 IDN Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1 Lap
20 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 8 Laps
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