The rain-affected Agueda track in Portugal, ended up producing an excellent weekend of racing, with Tim Gajser making a welcome return to the podium after Mathys Boisrame had won both of his EMX250 motos.

Calvin Vlaanderen led the Honda charge in the MX2 class, with an impressive sixth place in the second race after another good start on his CRF250RW. Bas Vaessen put his 114 Motorsports Honda inside the top 10 in the first moto, with Martin Racing’s Michele Cervellin just behind in 11th after a good battle between the two riders. Unfortunately the Vamo Racing pair of Marshal Weltin and Micha-Boy de Waal both had to pull out of a moto, but de Waal was able to score his first points of the season in the second race when he came home in 18th.

 

The riders now have a weekend off before making the journey to Russia where the action will take place on the Monday and Tuesday, in order to coincide with the May 1st Russian National Holiday.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

Again, not the weekend we wanted. The goal was to be consistent and have two good motos, but that wasn’t the case. I went down quite hard on the wave section in race one, then I picked the bike up but went down again afterwards. I wasn’t riding like I normally do, and the shoulder gets really tired after 10-15 minutes so it’s not easy to ride especially with the track being so rough. We got a good start to the second moto and I managed to get a sixth-place finish. It was good to wrap up race day with a better result, but we’re obviously looking for more.

Team HRC – MX2
Michele Cervellin

Michele Cervellin 747

I had a so-so weekend. The speed wasn’t too bad but in the first moto I didn’t find a good feeling and I finished 11th. It’s not super, but still a decent amount of points as I make my way back into the championship. The second moto started better as I was around eighth or ninth but then I made a mistake and crashed. The pain was pretty bad and I thought about pulling out of the race, but I was still in a points scoring position so I stuck it out and finished the moto. I hope for a bit more luck at the next round in Russia.

Team Martin Racing Honda
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

In the MX2 class we had a couple of good top 10 finishes, with Calvin Vlaanderen in sixth and Bas Vaessen in 10th. Michele Cervellin also managed an 11th place so all three contributed positively to their championship campaign. Micha-Boy de Waal also scored his first points of the season, so that was an encouraging first step and one that he can hopefully build upon.
It will certainly be refreshing to get to the hard-pack track in Russia, after the tricky surface that we had here in Portugal. With a weekend off before, it should give our riders a good chance to prepare, for what should be an exciting round of action in all three classes.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Portugal

Agueda, Portugal

MX2 2018, Round 5

Cloudy / 15
Sunday 15 Apr 2018, 16:05 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 15°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:22.081
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3.024
3 Ben Watson 919 GBR 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +3.196
4 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 18 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +14.392
5 Vsevolod Brylyakov 18 RUS 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +31.780
6 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 15 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +34.081
7 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +37.360
8 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 13 STC Racing Husqvarna +40.860
9 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +42.100
10 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 11 KTM Silver Action KTM +43.580
11 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 10 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +57.461
12 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 9 TM Racing Factory Team TM +59.749
13 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 8 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:10.758
14 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:17.494
15 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 6 LRT KTM KTM +1:18.401
16 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:37.883
17 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:40.703
18 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL 3 Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:42.840
19 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 2 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:42.983
20 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:59.581
Cloudy / 15
Sunday 15 Apr 2018, 13:59 UTC
  • Track Condition: Muddy
  • Air Temp: 15°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36:19.765
2 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.848
3 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +6.210
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +12.939
5 Ben Watson 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +43.760
6 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +53.531
7 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 14 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +56.533
8 Vsevolod Brylyakov 18 RUS 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:06.790
9 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 12 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:19.351
10 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 11 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:21.172
11 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 10 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:34.906
12 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 9 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:41.655
13 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 8 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:44.094
14 David Herbreteau 338 FRA 7 Wildcard rider Kawasaki +1:45.194
15 Simone Furlotti 95 ITA 6 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:47.134
16 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:48.014
17 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 4 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:59.726
18 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 3 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +2:04.975
19 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 2 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1 Lap
20 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
21 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 0 KTM Silver Action KTM +1 Lap
22 Tom Koch 226 GER 0 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
23 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 0 KTM Rocket Junior’s KTM +1 Lap
24 Enzo Toriani 783 FRA 0 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna +1 Lap
25 Jimmy Clochet 520 FRA 0 Wildcard rider KTM +1 Lap
26 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 0 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
27 Thomas Do 773 FRA 0 Honda Racing Corporation KTM +2 Laps
28 Marshal Weltin 56 USA 0 Vamo Racing Team Honda +5 Laps
29 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 0 Hitachi KTM UK KTM +7 Laps
30 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 0 LRT KTM KTM +9 Laps
31 Nicholas Lapucci 211 ITA 0 Honda Racing Corporation Yamaha +9 Laps
32 Thomas Covington 64 USA 0 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11 Laps
33 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL 0 Vamo Racing Team Honda +12 Laps
Sunny / 19
Saturday 14 Apr 2018, 16:30 UTC
  • Track Condition: Red Clay
  • Air Temp: 19°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:47.557
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +3.169
3 Jed Beaton 14 AUS F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +5.141
4 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +8.010
5 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +8.830
6 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +19.790
7 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +37.611
8 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +38.032
9 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +38.053
10 Vsevolod Brylyakov 18 RUS Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +39.582
11 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA KTM Silver Action KTM +48.582
12 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +52.793
13 Thomas Covington 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +53.891
14 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +58.092
15 Henry Jacobi 29 GER STC Racing Husqvarna +1:00.651
16 David Herbreteau 338 FRA Wildcard rider Kawasaki +1:02.413
17 Simone Furlotti 95 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:03.633
18 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM UK KTM +1:05.063
19 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:06.426
20 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:07.633
21 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:30.026
22 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA KTM Rocket Junior’s KTM +1:33.010
23 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:34.914
24 Marshal Weltin 56 USA Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:42.892
25 Tom Koch 226 GER KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1:47.169
26 Jimmy Clochet 520 FRA Wildcard rider KTM +1:54.595
27 Enzo Toriani 783 FRA E2T Racing Team Husqvarna +2:00.873
28 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
29 Thomas Do 773 FRA Honda Racing Corporation KTM +1 Lap
30 Nicola Bertuzzi 26 ITA KTM Silver Action KTM +1 Lap
31 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +2 Laps
32 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL Vamo Racing Team Honda +3 Laps
33 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL LRT KTM KTM +12 Laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Pauls JONASS 1 LAT 216 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 202 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 185 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
4 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 141 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 129 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 115 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
7 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 100 Hitachi KTM UK KTM
8 Hunter LAWRENCE 96 AUS 99 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
9 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 97 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
10 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 96 STC Racing Husqvarna
11 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 91 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
12 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 82 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
13 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 81 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
14 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 81 LRT KTM KTM
15 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 68 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
16 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 66 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
17 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 56 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
18 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 54 TM Racing Factory Team TM
19 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 53 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
20 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 38 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
21 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 35 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
22 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 33 KTM Silver Action KTM
23 Brent VAN DONINCK 172 BEL 30 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
24 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
25 Simone FURLOTTI 95 ITA 9 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
26 Jorge ZARAGOZA 199 SPA 8 Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis Yamaha
27 David HERBRETEAU 338 FRA 7 Wildcard rider Kawasaki
28 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 7 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
29 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 5 KTM Rocket Junior’s KTM
30 Nicola BERTUZZI 26 ITA 4 KTM Silver Action KTM
31 Marshal WELTIN 56 USA 3 Vamo Racing Team Honda
32 Micha-Boy DE WAAL 95 NDL 3 Vamo Racing Team Honda
33 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
34 Sander AGARD-MICHELSEN 129 NOR 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha