In what was a glorious March day at the MXGP of Great Britain, Calvin Vlaanderen put his Honda CRF250RW into second place in the second moto, moving through the field at this beautiful Matterley Basin circuit. Unfortunately a eighth place in race one meant that any chance of a podium overall was a long shot, but it was good to see Vlaanderen put in his best moto finish of the season, that allowed him to repeat the fourth overall that he also achieved in Argentina.

The result could have been even better for the Team HRC rider had he not crashed in race one, right after he had moved into fifth position. That mistake meant that instead of challenging the riders in front, he dropped back to 10th place and had to pass the same riders again as he made his way to eighth. A better start in race two allowed him to set his heights higher and after a race-long chase, he moved into second place with just four laps to go. The 35 points he collected this weekend were good enough to move him into third place in the 2019 MX2 world championship and with his home GP next weekend at the sandy Valkenswaard circuit, he’ll be hoping to rise even further up the rankings.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It wasn’t the greatest weekend, to be honest. I’m happy that I could finish off strong with a second place in the second race, but the whole weekend I actually struggled a lot. This was especially the case in the qualifying race and the first moto today, I didn’t really have a good rhythm and I seemed to be fighting the track a bit too much. I’m happy though that I could rebound for the second race and ride like I know how to ride and get that second place. It is good for my confidence and going into the week ahead, it’s good motivation to keep pushing and make sure I come out swinging next weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was very much a tale of two races for Calvin this weekend. In the first, it was clear that he wasn’t able to ride like we know how he can ride, but it was very pleasing to see that he didn’t let it affect him and that he able to ride so well in the second race. That was the result we know that he is capable of and we are confident that after two fourth overalls in a row, he can do even better in Valkenswaard next weekend and move up from his current standing of third place in the championship.

MX2 2019
Race Round 2   Great Britain

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
14°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 35:01.449
2 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 22 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 4.278
3 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 16.160
4 Watson Ben 919 GBR 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 28.500
5 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 16 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 30.179
6 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 15 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 35.271
7 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 14 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna 36.018
8 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 13 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 44.908
9 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 50.189
10 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 11 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 54.010
11 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 10 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 55.076
12 Sandner Michael 766 AUT 9 Wildcard Rider KTM 56.441
13 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 8 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 59.179
14 Pessoa Gustavo 57 BRA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:03.339
15 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:04.782
16 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 5 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 1:07.004
17 Pichon Zachary 101 FRA 4 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:10.380
18 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:11.952
19 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:13.441
20 Furbetta Joakin 275 ITA 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1:23.699
MX2 2019
Race Round 2   Great Britain

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
14°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 37:10.022
2 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 22 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 9.936
3 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 16.035
4 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 16.935
5 Watson Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 20.044
6 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 38.635
7 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 14 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna 43.577
8 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 13 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 46.268
9 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 12 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 54.765
10 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 11 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 59.920
11 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 10 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:02.388
12 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 9 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:04.331
13 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:13.298
14 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 7 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:15.341
15 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:17.215
16 Sandner Michael 766 AUT 5 Wildcard Rider KTM 1:17.728
17 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 4 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:18.785
18 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 3 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:26.740
19 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 2 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:36.411
20 Polak Petr 313 CZE 1 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha 1:39.475
Location Information

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