Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen started off the MX2 world championship with a solid fourth place at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, tying on points with the third place rider but just missing out on the podium due to the second moto tie-breaker.

The Dutch-South African rider had two top 10 starts and worked his way quickly into the top five in both races. However he wasn’t quite able to challenge with the top three riders and had to settle for fourth overall and a total of 36 points from the weekend. While a podium would have been a welcome reward for the Team HRC rider, he still leaves Argentina happy with his performance and happy to still be fit and healthy after this hectic overseas race.

Round two of the MX2 world championship takes place at the Matterley Basin facility in England, which is another really impressive race track with big jumps and fast speeds, which make it a real test for both man and machine.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It was a solid and consistent day today. I’m reasonably happy with how it went and obviously I want to be on the podium at the end of the day but we’ll take fourth overall and it’s a good base for the season. It’s important to come out of the first round healthy and get rid of the nerves and just ease into the season after all the hype that comes with round one. I had two pretty good starts on my CRF250RW and could ride quite comfortably at the speed I was going and although I was a little bit off the speed of the first three guys, I feel like that will come on a different track. Overall I’m happy with how the day went and it’s a good weekend to build from.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a shame for Calvin to just miss out on a podium spot after his 4-4 performance. Tying on points but losing out on the second moto tie-breaker is frustrating because he rode well and it would have given everyone a good boost after this first round. However we are still happy to leave Argentina with a solid points haul and with a fit and healthy rider, and we are looking forward to round two in England.

MX2 2019
Race Round 1   Argentina

Race 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
15°C
Track Cond
Loam
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:50.385
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 16.677
3 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 23.565
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 25.535
5 Evans Mitchell 43 AUS 16 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 27.289
6 Watson Ben 919 GBR 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 29.198
7 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 37.127
8 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 39.496
9 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 12 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 41.631
10 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 11 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna 52.057
11 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 10 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 1:01.848
12 Sanayei Darian 57 USA 9 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:06.940
13 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 8 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:07.458
14 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 7 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:08.003
15 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:08.318
16 Pessoa Gustavo 57 BRA 5 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:10.616
17 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 4 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:12.967
18 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 3 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:15.171
19 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:23.049
20 Haarup Mikkel 11 DEN 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:27.412
MX2 2019
Race Round 1   Argentina

Race 2

Cloudy
Air Temp
12°C
Track Cond
Loam
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:48.208
2 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 4.825
3 Evans Mitchell 43 AUS 20 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 12.437
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 18 Team HRC - MX2 Honda 23.647
5 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 16 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 30.601
6 Geerts Jago 193 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 31.623
7 Watson Ben 919 GBR 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 34.405
8 Vialle Tom 28 FRA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 46.909
9 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 51.470
10 Pootjes Davy 46 NDL 11 Team Diga-Procross Husqvarna 53.754
11 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 10 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 55.665
12 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 9 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 56.127
13 Vaessen Bas 98 NDL 8 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM 1:01.645
14 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 7 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:03.418
15 Boisrame Mathys 172 FRA 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:13.268
16 Pessoa Gustavo 57 BRA 5 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:14.724
17 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 4 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:16.354
18 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 3 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna 1:26.232
19 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 2 Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:36.229
20 Sikyna Richard 102 SLK 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:38.576
Location Information

Neuquen, Argentina - View in Google Maps