After missing the MXGP of Trentino with a fractured fibula, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen returned to MX2 action with a hard-fought eighth place finish in the qualification race at the MXGP of Lombardia in Mantova, Italy.
His job was made harder as people crashed in front of him in the first few corners but once he had negotiated those riders, he set about working his way through the field. Despite having just a few days on the bike after receiving the all-clear from the doctor on Tuesday, Vlaanderen showed good speed and good fitness as he picked off riders regularly throughout the first half of the race. As the positions settled down, the CRF250RW rider continued to push and eventually made his way up to eighth place which gives him a good chance at some decent points in tomorrow’s motos.
Calvin’s first gate drop tomorrow at this Mantova facility is at 13:15 (GMT +1), which follows on from his warm up at 10:25 in the morning.
|1||Kjer Olsen Thomas||19||DEN||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||25:37.634|
|2||Sterry Adam||811||GBR||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||3.962|
|3||Evans Mitch||43||AUS||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||7.449|
|4||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||14.209|
|5||Boisrame Mathys||172||FRA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||15.157|
|6||Watson Ben||919||GBR||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||16.220|
|7||Pootjes Davy||46||NDL||Team Diga-Procross||Husqvarna||22.382|
|8||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||24.269|
|9||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||25.703|
|10||Cervellin Michele||747||ITA||Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori||Yamaha||31.233|
|11||Beaton Jed||14||AUS||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||31.510|
|12||Vaessen Bas||98||NDL||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||KTM||36.119|
|13||Larranaga Olano Iker||66||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||39.651|
|14||Geerts Jago||193||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||42.610|
|15||Pichon Zachary||101||FRA||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||51.658|
|16||Lesiardo Morgan||44||ITA||Ghidinelli Racing Team||KTM||54.679|
|17||Haarup Mikkel||11||DEN||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||55.806|
|18||Rubini Stephen||161||FRA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||56.707|
|19||Forato Alberto||303||ITA||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||57.177|
|20||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||REVO Husqvarna UK||Husqvarna||57.890|