Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen put in a good performance on board his Honda CRF250RW to put himself in a strong position heading into tomorrow’s main motos at the 2019 MXGP of China in Shanghai.
After placing second in free practice and then fourth in timed practice, Vlaanderen had a great jump out of the gate, rounding the first bend in second place as he looked to pressure the one rider in front. Unfortunately a couple of small mistakes meant that he actually dropped three positions on the first lap but he maintained his composure and looked to settle into a good rhythm. After four laps, Vlaanderen started making moves and within two more laps he was into a solid third position, which is where he crossed the line. This gives him one better gate pick than the qualification race, so he has high hopes that a couple more good starts should see him back on the podium, which would be special occasion at the first ever Chinese MXGP event.
The #10 rider will be able to put that into practice when his first gate drops at 12:10 local time, with race two getting underway 15:10 on Sunday 15th September.
|1||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||25:02.251|
|2||Vialle Tom||28||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||17.493|
|3||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||29.568|
|4||Renaux Maxime||959||FRA||Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori||Yamaha||44.519|
|5||Evans Mitch||43||AUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||45.877|
|6||Strubhart Moreau Brian||225||FRA||BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||47.400|
|7||Sterry Adam||811||GBR||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||52.916|
|8||Geerts Jago||193||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||54.480|
|9||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||57.782|
|10||Van de Moosdijk Roan||39||NDL||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||1:00.515|
|11||Sikyna Richard||102||SLK||JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team||KTM||1:02.931|
|12||Larranaga Olano Iker||66||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||1:05.830|
|13||Guadagnini Mattia||121||ITA||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||1:14.590|
|14||Forato Alberto||303||ITA||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||1:19.120|
|15||Pichon Zachary||101||FRA||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||1:50.568|
|16||Papenmeier Larissa||423||GER||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||1 Lap|
|17||Wang Ke||519||CHI||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||3 Laps|
|18||Pu Yang||181||CHI||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||3 Laps|
|19||Hu Bolin||909||CHI||Wildcard Rider||Honda||3 Laps|
|20||Peng Yongming||42||CHI||Wildcard Rider||Honda||3 Laps|