Team HRC MX2 rider Calvin Vlaanderen has been ruled out of the MXGP of Portugal after getting an infection on his injured fibula. Despite riding successfully to two points scoring motos at the MXGP of Lombardia last weekend, his right leg was deemed to be in too bad of a condition to race in Agueda, and as a result the CRF250RW rider will undergo another surgery to clean up the area and make sure he is fully fit before competing again in the 2019 motocross world championship.
After a 10th place finish in moto two at Mantova, things were seemingly heading in a positive direction after missing almost five weeks training on a bike. However, it became apparent this week that an infection developed and that Vlaanderen wouldn’t be able to compete in the sixth round of MX2 series.
With the MXGP of France taking place at St Jean D’Angely next weekend, on the 25-26 May, it will be tough for Vlaanderen to be fully prepared in time, but everyone at Team HRC will be doing their best to make sure that when he is ready to line up at the gate, he is in the best condition possible.