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.