On the stony Uddevalla track, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen once again showed he is one of the fastest MX2 riders in the class by finishing fifth in the MXGP of Sweden qualification race.
Rounding the first corner inside the top five, Vlaanderen patiently raced the first half of the race in fourth place, keeping in touch with the leaders in front. When the opportunity arose he swiftly moved into third place, however when he was pressing to pass into second, he stalled his bike and in the time it took to restart it, he had dropped back to sixth. With just a couple of laps remaining he put his down once again and made a pass on the last lap to finish in fifth place, giving him a good chance at success in tomorrow’s main races.
With passing at a premium, he knows that two starts are very important and that’s his target when he lines up for the races at 12:15 and 15:10 on Sunday 25th August.
|1||Prado Garcia Jorge||61||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:15.096|
|2||Jacobi Henry||29||GER||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||9.783|
|3||Sterry Adam||811||GBR||F&H Racing Team||Kawasaki||10.729|
|4||Sanayei Darian||57||USA||Bike It DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||12.141|
|5||Vlaanderen Calvin||10||NDL||Team HRC - MX2||Honda||16.827|
|6||Boisrame Mathys||172||FRA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||22.462|
|7||Vialle Tom||28||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||26.307|
|8||Geerts Jago||193||BEL||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||30.615|
|9||Walsh Dylan||53||NZL||REVO Husqvarna UK||Husqvarna||34.135|
|10||Horgmo Kevin||240||NOR||Wildcard Rider||KTM||35.825|
|11||Larranaga Olano Iker||66||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||37.004|
|12||Renaux Maxime||959||FRA||Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori||Yamaha||37.215|
|13||Lapucci Nicholas||211||ITA||Italian Factory||KTM||45.261|
|14||Strubhart Moreau Brian||225||FRA||BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||46.347|
|15||Pichon Zachary||101||FRA||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||47.092|
|16||van Doninck Brent||32||BEL||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||49.565|
|17||Evans Mitch||43||AUS||Honda 114 Motorsports||Honda||49.911|
|18||Lesiardo Morgan||44||ITA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||51.648|
|19||Harrison Mitchell||35||USA||BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||52.893|
|20||Östlund Alvin||161||SWE||REVO Husqvarna UK||Husqvarna||54.582|