Calvin Vlaanderen has enjoyed a very competitive Saturday at the TT Circuit Assen as he claimed second place in today’s qualifying race after topping the timesheets in timed practice on his Honda machine. The sole standard bearer of Team HRC in MX2 will return to action tomorrow morning at 10:25 local time (GMT +2) for warm up, with the two, penultimate-round encounters scheduled at 13:15 and 16:10.

Calvin did not get the best of jump out the gate but was able nevertheless to sweep trouble-free into turn one and complete the first lap in third place. The 22-year-old from Cape Town soon began a battle with Conrad Mewse and eventually powered his Honda CRF250RW machine past the British rival. Vlaanderen then consolidated second place up to the finish line.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

We had a really good day today. I felt good in all sessions, from free practice all the way into the qualifying race. We are really happy with how the day unfolded and we have a great gate-pick for tomorrow. We’ll try to get two good starts and have fun out there – which is the most important thing of all. I have a good flow around the track so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Calvin had a very solid day today and did what he had to do – riding at the front in all sessions to build some momentum ahead of tomorrow. The time away from races after Turkey served him well to regroup and this week’s test has given the confidence he needs to perform at his best. He showed he’s got the speed and the right frame of mind to battle for a very good result tomorrow, so we can’t wait to see what he’ll be able to do.

MX2 2018
Qualifying Round 19   Netherlands

Qualifying race

Cloudy & Dry
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:46.693
2 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL Team HRC - MX2 Honda +7.813
3 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +12.442
4 Jacobi Henry 29 GER STC Racing Husqvarna +32.068
5 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +33.957
6 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +35.086
7 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +42.086
8 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.558
9 Lawrence Hunter 96 AUS Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +57.332
10 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:05.183
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:10.297
12 Sterry Adam 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:11.326
13 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +1:25.735
14 Weltin Marshal 56 USA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:34.920
15 Bernardini Samuele 321 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:42.128
16 Geerts Jago 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:08.269
17 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna +1:43.308
18 Gole Anton 297 SWE iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:44.735
19 Furlotti Simone 95 ITA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:47.159
20 Lesiardo Morgan 44 ITA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:56.385
Location Information

Assen, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps