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Team HRC's Vlaanderen fights back to top 10 in qualification

Team HRC's Vlaanderen fights back to top 10 in qualification

24.03.2019: MX2 of Great Britain MX2 2019 Round 2 Team HRCís Calvin Vlaanderen fought his way back to ninth place in the qualification race at the MXGP of Great Britain, after becoming entangled in another riderís mistake. By the time he was free he was way

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Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen fought his way back to ninth place in the qualification race at the MXGP of Great Britain, after becoming entangled in another rider’s mistake. By the time he was free he was way down the field, but he soon got to work and set about working his way through the pack.  By the time the chequered flag was waved, the CRF250RW rider had moved his way into the top 10 and given himself a decent chance to battle it out with those riders ahead of him.



Calvin has a warm up session at 09:25 (GMT -0) tomorrow, which is then followed by the two main races at 12:15 and 15:10. With the forecast still set to stay dry, the Matterley track should be in pristine condition for those motos.   
   
       

   
Calvin Vlaanderen  10



I really enjoy riding here at Matterley Basin but in free practice and timed practice I just felt a bit uncomfortable on the bike. I was still able to get fourth gate pick though, which I felt was good enough to challenge. However I spun on the gate and while I was behind another rider on the first downhill, he made a mistake and I got caught up with him and by the time I got free, I was last.


I then managed to make some good passes to make it back to ninth, which is good for my confidence, knowing that I have the speed and that I can make good passes. I’m looking forward to tomorrow though to try and challenge even higher up the field.         

   
       
   

Marcus Pereira de Freitas
HRC General Manager - MXGP



It was a shame for Calvin to get caught up in that incident on the first lap which ruined any chance he had of battling with the top riders. However it was still good to see him make all those passes and to end up in ninth was an impressive effort, given just how far back he started off the race. That gate pick should still see him in with a chance of getting a good start tomorrow and once he does that, I believe he can challenge for the podium positions.         

   
       
   
    Qualifying Race





1    KJER OLSEN Thomas     19    DEN    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    26:42.516
2    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki    6.037
3    WATSON Ben     919    GBR    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha    7.161
4    EVANS Mitchell     43    AUS    Honda 114 Motorsports    Honda    23.161
5    MEWSE Conrad     426    GBR    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM    24.648
6    VIALLE Tom     28    FRA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    31.087
7    GEERTS Jago     193    BEL    Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team    Yamaha    32.579
8    POOTJES Davy     46    NDL    Team Diga-Procross    Husqvarna    37.963
9    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    Team HRC - MX2    Honda    39.057
10    RENAUX Maxime     959    FRA    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    42.408
11    WALSH Dylan     53    NZL    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna    43.655
12    CERVELLIN Michele     747    ITA    Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori    Yamaha    44.234
13    BEATON Jed     14    AUS    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    45.118
14    ÖSTLUND Alvin     161    SWE    REVO Husqvarna UK    Husqvarna    55.842
15    STERRY Adam     811    GBR    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki    57.702
16    PICHON Zachary     101    FRA    Honda 114 Motorsports    Honda    58.953
17    VAESSEN Bas     98    NDL    Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee    KTM    1:00.149
18    SIKYNA Richard     102    SLK    JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team    KTM    1:00.344
19    SANAYEI Darian     57    USA    Bike It DRT Kawasaki    Kawasaki    1:02.121
20    PANCAR Jan     253    SLO    Wildcard Rider    Yamaha    1:02.572
   
   
       

   
    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    VLAANDEREN Calvin     10    NDL    36    Team HRC - MX2    Honda
5    JACOBI Henry     29    GER    36    F&H Racing Team    Kawasaki
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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