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

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Hard Pack
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MX2 2019

Rider standings

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Location Information

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