Calvin Vlaanderen continued his impressive return from injury by placing sixth in the qualification race at the MXGP of Asia, hosted in Semarang, Indonesia. The Team HRC rider didn’t get the best of starts but rode through the pack in this competitive MX2 class to finish just six seconds off a podium spot.
After staying in Indonesia between these two GPs, Vlaanderen hasn’t been able to have any on-bike training, which is why he took his time in free practice to feel comfortable on this impressive Semarang circuit. Timed practice was decent, with a sixth place there giving him sixth gate pick, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to capitalise on this and instead rounded the first corner well outside the top 10. As he has proved before, coming through the field isn’t a problem for him and despite the difficult conditions with the hot temperatures and inconsistent watering of the track surface, Vlaanderen crossed the line in sixth place, right on the heels of the riders in front.
The CRF250RW rider now 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 keep this good recent run going and aim for a possible podium position.
|1||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:36.734|
|2||Geerts Jago||193||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||6.473|
|3||Vialle Tom||28||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||8.100|
|4||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||9.922|
|5||Renaux Maxime||959||FRA||Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori||Yamaha||12.077|
|6||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||14.141|
|7||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||25.333|
|8||Sterry Adam||811||GBR||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||33.091|
|9||Beaton Jed||14||AUS||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||40.857|
|10||Pichon Zachary||101||FRA||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||45.432|
|11||Harrison Mitchell||35||USA||BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||47.335|
|12||Strubhart Moreau Brian||225||FRA||BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||55.108|
|13||Vaessen Bas||98||NDL||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||KTM||57.349|
|14||Sikyna Richard||102||SLK||JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team||KTM||1:14.923|
|15||Larranaga Olano Iker||66||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||1:27.632|
|16||Delvintor Alfarizi Muhammad||325||IDN||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||1 Lap|
|17||Tjahjadi Diva Ismayana||206||IDN||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||1 Lap|
|18||Boisrame Mathys||172||FRA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||2 Laps|
|19||van Doninck Brent||32||BEL||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||8 Laps|