Calvin Vlaanderen has claimed a sixth place overall in the MXGP of Latvia, courtesy of a ninth and a seventh in the two MX2 motos which took place today at Kegums. After seven of 20 rounds completed in the season, the Team HRC rider is still sixth in the championship race.

Vlaanderen was tenth at the exit of turn one after the gates dropped for race two, and already up to eighth place as the MX2 riders jumped past the finish line for the first time. The 21-year-old from Cape Town managed to recover three more positions in the early stages of the moto and, with the race entering its second half, he was involved in a battle for fifth place with Pootjes, who had the better of him on lap nine. In the final stretch of the encounter, Vlaanderen moved one more place down the order, eventually crossing the line a lonely seventh.

In the opening race of the day, Calvin found himself stuck in the middle of the pack in the braking area of the first corner; from 20th place he was able to make his way up to ninth, which was his final result at the chequered flag.

The 2018 Motocross World Championship will return to action this coming weekend at Teutschenthal for the MXGP of Germany.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

Overall I’m obviously not too satisfied with how the day went. My riding was very good throughout the whole weekend, actually, but in the races I didn’t really feel I had the power in me to keep the pace: for the first ten minutes it was all good, but then I had no strength left. It’s not where we want to be, but it’s a long season so we’ll go back to work and be back strong in Germany.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a challenging day for Calvin: the track was difficult and somehow he was struggling to maintain a consistently quick pace, especially in the second moto. We still have to work on race starts because they played a role in how today went for him. We now have another race coming up very soon, so we’ll make sure to be in condition to fight for a strong result, because we have everything required to do well and the team did a good job.

MX2 2018
Race Round 7   Latvia

Race 1

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:09.629
2 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.055
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +19.745
4 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +30.988
5 Watson Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +32.466
6 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 15 STC Racing Husqvarna +51.207
7 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 14 TM Racing Factory Team TM +52.956
8 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 13 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +54.718
9 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 12 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +57.004
10 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +59.914
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:00.659
12 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 9 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:13.496
13 De Waal Micha-Boy 34 NDL 8 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team Honda +1:17.504
14 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 7 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:23.807
15 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 6 LRT KTM KTM +1:32.229
16 Furlotti Simone 95 ITA 5 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:35.917
17 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 4 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:45.566
18 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:52.905
19 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 2 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +1:54.047
20 Koch Tom 226 GER 1 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:55.542
MX2 2018
Race Round 7   Latvia

Race 2

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
27°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:24.759
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +2.681
3 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +4.511
4 Watson Ben 919 GBR 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +9.717
5 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +26.958
6 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 15 LRT KTM KTM +36.606
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 14 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +47.007
8 Larranaga Olano Iker 66 SPA 13 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +56.954
9 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 12 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +58.588
10 De Waal Micha-Boy 34 NDL 11 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team Honda +59.115
11 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 10 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:11.944
12 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 9 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:21.067
13 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 8 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:25.882
14 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA 7 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:41.607
15 Herbreteau David 338 FRA 6 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:47.978
16 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 5 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:53.683
17 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 4 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +2:02.290
18 Koch Tom 226 GER 3 KTM Sarholz KTM +2:05.513
19 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
20 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 1 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
Location Information

Zelta Zirgs mototrase, Rembates pagasts, Ķegums Municipality, Latvia - View in Google Maps