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.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

The whole day was good for me. I felt good on the bike and I had a good flow out there. The track suits my style and I was having fun riding it and I think was second and fourth in practices so I felt like I could have a strong qualification race. I had a good start, around fifth and then I made my way to third. I was much faster than the rider in front but when I was making a pass my bike stalled and I dropped back to sixth. I did make one last pass to finish fifth and I enjoyed racing so I am definitely looking forward to the longer motos tomorrow.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was another solid day for Calvin, posting good times in both practice sessions and then running well in the qualification race. Obviously it would have been nice to have got second place but the points races are tomorrow and that’s when we hope he can put everything together and get back on the podium.

MX2 2019
Qualifying Round 16   Sweden

Qualification Race

Sunny
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Stony
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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 Mitchell 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
Location Information

Äsperödsvägen 81, 451 34 Uddevalla, Sweden - View in Google Maps