Calvin Vlaanderen has claimed his fourth podium finish of the season with a tenacious effort in both MX2 motos contested today at Semarang. The Team HRC rider was fifth in race one after an early tumble, and second in the final Indonesian encounter of the year after a brilliant last-lap move aboard his Honda CRF250RW machine.

In race one, Vlaanderen got a great start and was running in second place when he lost the front-end of his Honda and crashed at turn three on the opening lap. From last position, the 22-year-old from Cape Town began his charge to the top-ten, which he reached on lap seven. After having the better of Thomas Covington for seventh, the moto got into the final three laps and that is when Vlaanderen made the real difference, as he moved past Adam Sterry before pipping Michele Cervellin at the last jump for fifth.

Calvin was quick out of his gate also in the second moto and was running in second place for the first four laps, but was then overtaken by Thomas Covington – who quickly created a two-second separation between the two. But Vlaanderen was not done yet: by lap ten he was shadowing the American – before making a small mistake which cost him a second – and with not much left to go he made one last push which turned into a brilliant overtake on the last lap for second for the podium.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It was a great day for me and the team, with Tim’s second position and my third. I’m really happy with how the day went. I really fought hard to get back to fifth place after crashing at turn three. I think it was a great result given the fact that I had to come through the pack. I had a great start to the second race and was behind Jorge, but then I was passed by Covington. We had a bit of a battle and I stuck behind him, trying to follow his lines and see where I could make the pass – and then I did it with two laps to go. I was really happy with how my riding was today and my fitness; the team did a great job: the bike was great so thanks to everyone for the support.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a sensational performance by Calvin today; it really felt like a win, especially with how things panned out. He was really strong towards the end and had no hesitation in passing Cervellin in race one, as well as Covington in the second moto. He is really riding his CRF extremely well and we’re very happy with the type confidence and performance he’s showing. The team did a fantastic job, so we need to keep this momentum going back to Europe.

MX2 2018
Race Round 13   Indonesia

Race 1

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
33°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:59.013
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.137
3 Watson Ben 919 GBR 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +22.101
4 Rodriguez Anthony 127 VEN 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +41.937
5 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 16 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +43.971
6 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 15 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +44.344
7 Covington Thomas 64 USA 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +57.170
8 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:03.984
9 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 12 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna +1:14.133
10 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:23.303
11 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:28.870
12 Roberts Jy 114 AUS 9 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1 lap
13 Delvintor Alfarizi Muhammad 325 IDN 8 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1 lap
14 Tjahjadi Diva Ismayana 206 IDN 7 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 laps
15 Maksum Hilman 204 IDN 6 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +5 laps
16 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 5 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +9 laps
17 Furlotti Simone 95 ITA 4 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +10 laps
18 Pattipi Yosua 281 IDN 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +15 laps
MX2 2018
Race Round 13   Indonesia

Race 2

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
34°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:13.784
2 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 RSA 22 Team HRC - MX2 Honda +2.931
3 Covington Thomas 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +5.084
4 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +21.652
5 Watson Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +28.770
6 Jonass Pauls 1 LAT 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +40.860
7 Rodriguez Anthony 127 VEN 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +50.117
8 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 13 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:13.213
9 van Doninck Brent 172 BEL 12 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna +1:19.115
10 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 11 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:28.895
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:56.930
12 Delvintor Alfarizi Muhammad 325 IDN 9 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1 lap
13 Tjahjadi Diva Ismayana 206 IDN 8 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 laps
14 Maksum Hilman 204 IDN 7 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 laps
15 Roberts Jy 114 AUS 6 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +11 laps
Location Information

Semarang, Semarang City, Central Java, Indonesia - View in Google Maps