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Vlaanderen narrowly misses out on opening round podium

Vlaanderen narrowly misses out on opening round podium

04.03.2019: MX2 of Patagonia Argentina MX2 2019 Round 1 Team HRCís Calvin Vlaanderen started off the MX2 world championship with a solid fourth place at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, tying on points with the third place rider but just missing out on th


MX2 of Patagonia Argentina
MX2 2019   Round 1




Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen started off the MX2 world championship with a solid fourth place at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, tying on points with the third place rider but just missing out on the podium due to the second moto tie-breaker.


The Dutch-South African rider had two top 10 starts and worked his way quickly into the top five in both races. However he wasn’t quite able to challenge with the top three riders and had to settle for fourth overall and a total of 36 points from the weekend. While a podium would have been a welcome reward for the Team HRC rider, he still leaves Argentina happy with his performance and happy to still be fit and healthy after this hectic overseas race.


Round two of the MX2 world championship takes place at the Matterley Basin facility in England, which is another really impressive race track with big jumps and fast speeds, which make it a real test for both man and machine.   
   
       


   
Calvin Vlaanderen  10


It was a solid and consistent day today. I’m reasonably happy with how it went and obviously I want to be on the podium at the end of the day but we’ll take fourth overall and it’s a good base for the season. It’s important to come out of the first round healthy and get rid of the nerves and just ease into the season after all the hype that comes with round one.



I had two pretty good starts on my CRF250RW and could ride quite comfortably at the speed I was going and although I was a little bit off the speed of the first three guys, I feel like that will come on a different track. Overall I’m happy with how the day went and it’s a good weekend to build from.         

   
       
   
Marcus Pereira de Freitas
HRC General Manager - MXGP



It was a shame for Calvin to just miss out on a podium spot after his 4-4 performance. Tying on points but losing out on the second moto tie-breaker is frustrating because he rode well and it would have given everyone a good boost after this first round. However we are still happy to leave Argentina with a solid points haul and with a fit and healthy rider, and we are looking forward to round two in England.          

   
       
   
    Race 1




1    PRADO GARCIA Jorge     61    SPA    25    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    34:50.385
2    KJER OLSEN Thomas     19    DEN    22    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    16.677
3    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    20    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki    23.565
4    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    18    Team HRC - MX2    Honda    25.535
5    EVANS Mitchell     43    AUS    16    Honda 114 Motorsports    Honda    27.289
6    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    15    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha    29.198
7    VIALLE Tom     28    FRA    14    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    37.127
8    STERRY Adam     811    GBR    13    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki    39.496
9    MEWSE Conrad     426    GBR    12    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM    41.631
10    POOTJES Davy     46    NDL    11    Team Diga-Procross    Husqvarna    52.057
11    GEERTS Jago     193    BEL    10    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha    1:01.848
12    SANAYEI Darian     57    USA    9    Bike It DRT Kawasaki    Kawasaki    1:06.940
13    WALSH Dylan     53    NZL    8    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna    1:07.458
14    VAESSEN Bas     98    NDL    7    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM    1:08.003
15    ÖSTLUND Alvin     161    SWE    6    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna    1:08.318
16    PESSOA Gustavo     57    BRA    5    Bike It DRT Kawasaki    Kawasaki    1:10.616
17    VAN DONINCK Brent     32    BEL    4    Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor    Honda    1:12.967
18    CERVELLIN Michele     747    ITA    3    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    1:15.171
19    SIKYNA Richard     102    SLK    2    JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team    KTM    1:23.049
20    HAARUP Mikkel     11    DEN    1    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    1:27.412
   
   
       
   
    Race 2



1    PRADO GARCIA Jorge     61    SPA    25    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    33:48.208
2    KJER OLSEN Thomas     19    DEN    22    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    4.825
3    EVANS Mitchell     43    AUS    20    Honda 114 Motorsports    Honda    12.437
4    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    18    Team HRC - MX2    Honda    23.647
5    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    16    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki    30.601
6    GEERTS Jago     193    BEL    15    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha    31.623
7    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    14    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha    34.405
8    VIALLE Tom     28    FRA    13    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    46.909
9    STERRY Adam     811    GBR    12    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki    51.470
10    POOTJES Davy     46    NDL    11    Team Diga-Procross    Husqvarna    53.754
11    CERVELLIN Michele     747    ITA    10    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    55.665
12    MEWSE Conrad     426    GBR    9    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM    56.127
13    VAESSEN Bas     98    NDL    8    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM    1:01.645
14    ÖSTLUND Alvin     161    SWE    7    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna    1:03.418
15    BOISRAME Mathys     172    FRA    6    Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor    Honda    1:13.268
16    PESSOA Gustavo     57    BRA    5    Bike It DRT Kawasaki    Kawasaki    1:14.724
17    VAN DONINCK Brent     32    BEL    4    Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor    Honda    1:16.354
18    WALSH Dylan     53    NZL    3    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna    1:26.232
19    RENAUX Maxime     959    FRA    2    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    1:36.229
20    SIKYNA Richard     102    SLK    1    JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team    KTM    1:38.576
   
   
       
   
    Rider Standings


1    PRADO GARCIA Jorge     61    SPA    50    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
2    KJER OLSEN Thomas     19    DEN    44    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna
3    EVANS Mitchell     43    AUS    36    Honda 114 Motorsports    Honda
4    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    36    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki
5    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    36    Team HRC - MX2    Honda
6    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    29    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha
7    VIALLE Tom     28    FRA    27    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
8    GEERTS Jago     193    BEL    25    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha
9    STERRY Adam     811    GBR    25    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki
10    POOTJES Davy     46    NDL    22    Team Diga-Procross    Husqvarna
11    MEWSE Conrad     426    GBR    21    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM
12    VAESSEN Bas     98    NDL    15    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM
13    CERVELLIN Michele     747    ITA    13    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha
14    ÖSTLUND Alvin     161    SWE    13    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna
15    WALSH Dylan     53    NZL    11    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna
16    PESSOA Gustavo     57    BRA    10    Bike It DRT Kawasaki    Kawasaki
17    SANAYEI Darian     57    USA    9    Bike It DRT Kawasaki    Kawasaki
18    VAN DONINCK Brent     32    BEL    8    Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor    Honda
19    BOISRAME Mathys     172    FRA    6    Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor    Honda
20    SIKYNA Richard     102    SLK    3    JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team    KTM
21    RENAUX Maxime     959    FRA    2    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha
22    HAARUP Mikkel     11    DEN    1    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna
   
   
       


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