Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen fought his way back to ninth place in the qualification race at the MXGP of Great Britain, after becoming entangled in another rider’s mistake. By the time he was free he was way down the field, but he soon got to work and set about working his way through the pack.  By the time the chequered flag was waved, the CRF250RW rider had moved his way into the top 10 and given himself a decent chance to battle it out with those riders ahead of him.

Calvin has a warm up session at 09:25 (GMT -0) tomorrow, which is then followed by the two main races at 12:15 and 15:10. With the forecast still set to stay dry, the Matterley track should be in pristine condition for those motos.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

I really enjoy riding here at Matterley Basin but in free practice and timed practice I just felt a bit uncomfortable on the bike. I was still able to get fourth gate pick though, which I felt was good enough to challenge. However I spun on the gate and while I was behind another rider on the first downhill, he made a mistake and I got caught up with him and by the time I got free, I was last. I then managed to make some good passes to make it back to ninth, which is good for my confidence, knowing that I have the speed and that I can make good passes. I’m looking forward to tomorrow though to try and challenge even higher up the field.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a shame for Calvin to get caught up in that incident on the first lap which ruined any chance he had of battling with the top riders. However it was still good to see him make all those passes and to end up in ninth was an impressive effort, given just how far back he started off the race. That gate pick should still see him in with a chance of getting a good start tomorrow and once he does that, I believe he can challenge for the podium positions.

MX2 2019
Qualifying Round 2   Great Britain

Qualifying Race

Air Temp
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 26:42.516
2 Jacobi Henry 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 6.037
3 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 7.161
4 Evans Mitch 43 AUS Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 23.161
5 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 24.648
6 Vialle Tom 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 31.087
7 Geerts Jago 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 32.579
8 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna 37.963
9 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL Team HRC - MX2 Honda 39.057
10 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 42.408
11 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 43.655
12 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 44.234
13 Beaton Jed 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 45.118
14 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 55.842
15 Sterry Adam 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 57.702
16 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 58.953
17 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:00.149
18 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:00.344
19 Sanayei Darian 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:02.121
20 Pancar Jan 253 SLO KTM Racestore MX2 KTM 1:02.572
Location Information

matterley basin, Lower Baybridge Lane, Winchester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps