Mitchell Evans rode excellently in both races at this treacherous Mantova track to finish fourth overall at the MXGP of Lombardia. The Team Honda 114 Motorsports rider went eight-six in the mud and the rain to continue his good recent run of results and prove that he is able to perform whatever the conditions. Team Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame also had a good day, recording his best moto finish of the season with a seventh in race two. This helped him to a 10th overall, which is also the best he has done this year.

After recovering from injury for the last four weeks, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen returned to race action at the MXGP of Lombardia in what were extremely tough, muddy conditions in Mantova. A sunny day on Saturday preceded overnight rain which continued throughout race day, turning the track into a muddy mess which caused many riders problems in both races.

Unfortunately in race one, Vlaanderen was caught up in a first turn crash that included five or six other riders and he had remount in almost dead last position. With their only being one fast line around a lot of the track, passing was very tricky but the Honda CRF250RW rider didn’t give up and forced his way back into the points to finish 17th. A much better jump in race two meant he was clear of any problems and he could try and find a good rhythm on the difficult terrain. Despite having just a couple of days training in the last month, Vlaanderen kept a solid pace and was able to place inside the top 10, giving everyone confidence that he will get back to the form that saw him finish just off the podium spots in the first three rounds.

With the MXGP of Portugal next weekend, and France the week after that, there isn’t too much time to get ready but Vlaanderen and Team HRC will work hard to make sure he is fully prepared and raring to go when the gate next drops.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen

The day was completely different from yesterday with all the rain, and that meant the riding was a lot harder. I went down at the start of the first moto and had to pass a lot of riders to get back to 17th place. Then in race two I had a better start but made some small mistakes and ended up in 10th place. My riding wasn’t great but I am happy I could come here and race and get some points and I think that’s good for the next few weekends. Obviously we need to improve but with the help of my team I know that we will do everything possible to make that happen. I also know that each day my leg feel better and that will help me get back to my pre-injury form when I was challenging for podium positions.

Team HRC – MX2
GP of Lombardia

Mantova, Italy

MX2 2019, Round 5

Rainy / 13
Sunday 12 May 2019, 14:53 UTC
  • Track Condition: Mud
  • Air Temp: 13°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 36:52.290
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.779
3 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +36.069
4 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 18 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +52.541
5 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 16 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +58.348
6 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 15 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:01.889
7 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 14 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:11.299
8 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 13 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:13.390
9 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:17.228
10 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL 11 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +1:19.630
11 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 10 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:23.411
12 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:31.710
13 Ben Watson 919 GBR 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:38.207
14 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 7 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:45.872
15 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 6 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:51.452
16 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 5 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +2:01.620
17 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 4 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +2:05.661
18 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 3 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +2:06.132
19 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +2:18.237
20 Andrea Zanotti 931 RSM 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +2:27.864
Rainy / 14
Sunday 12 May 2019, 11:59 UTC
  • Track Condition: Mud
  • Air Temp: 14°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 35:18.651
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +5.836
3 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.496
4 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 18 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +40.315
5 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 16 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:05.236
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:12.915
7 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:37.577
8 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 13 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:47.716
9 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 12 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:50.638
10 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 11 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:51.878
11 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 10 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:54.007
12 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 9 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +2:01.730
13 Ben Watson 919 GBR 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +2:06.928
14 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 7 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +2:24.558
15 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 6 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1 Lap
16 Joakin Furbetta 275 ITA 5 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1 Lap
17 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL 4 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +1 Lap
18 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 3 WZ-Racing KTM +1 Lap
19 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 2 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1 Lap
20 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 1 Wildcard rider KTM +1 Lap
Sunny / 18
Sunday 12 May 2019, 11:55 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 18°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 25:37.634
2 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +3.962
3 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +7.449
4 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +14.209
5 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +15.157
6 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +16.220
7 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +22.382
8 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +24.269
9 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +25.703
10 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +31.233
11 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +31.510
12 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +36.119
13 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +39.651
14 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +42.610
15 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +51.658
16 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +54.679
17 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +55.806
19 Alberto Forato 303 ITA Wildcard rider Husqvarna +57.177
20 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +57.890
Rider Standings
Sunday, 12 May 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 207 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
2 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 200 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 157 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
4 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 150 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 145 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
6 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 141 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
7 Calvin VLAANDEREN NDL 122 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
8 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 117 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
9 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 112 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
10 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 105 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
11 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 94 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
12 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 78 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
13 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 78 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 62 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
15 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 54 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
16 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 52 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
17 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 51 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
18 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 40 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
19 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 40 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
20 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 39 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
21 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 27 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
22 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 23 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
23 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 20 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
24 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 17 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
25 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 17 Wildcard rider KTM
26 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 12 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
27 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
28 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 9 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
29 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 6 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
30 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 5 WZ-Racing KTM
31 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 5 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
32 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
33 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
34 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 4 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
35 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM