After missing the previous five MX2 races, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen returned to action and scored a solid eighth overall in hot, tough conditions of Palembang, Indonesia which hosted the 11th round of the 2019 world motocross championship.

The day started really well for Vlaanderen with a good start in race one that left him in fourth place after the first lap. Riding a consistent speed and keeping up with those in front, Vlaanderen remained in fourth until the chequered flag, which was a really good comeback considering his lengthy layoff. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to replicate this in race two as he got pushed down the field in the first few bends. Then, as he set about charging through the pack, a crash on lap five left him right at the back of the field and with a lot of work ahead of him. Knowing that any chance of a podium has gone, Vlaanderen put his head down and worked his way up the leader board, picking off riders who were struggling around him, eventually finishing in 13th place. Despite the second race, he knows that his fitness is still improving and that he gets better every time the gate drops.

Vlaanderen now has a few days to get ready for the 12th round of the MX2 series which takes place in Semarang, Indonesia where he was third overall last year, narrowly missing out on a second moto victory.

For Team Redmoto Assomotor’s Brent van Doninck, it was a season-best points tally with 28 points, which was good enough for sixth overall, which included a strong sixth place finish in the second race. Team mate Mathys Boisrame also put his Honda CR250F inside the top 10 in race with a good ninth.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It’s really good to be back at the GPs and I’ve missed it a lot to be honest. I’m still physically not 100% and it shows in my racing but I’m really happy to be back racing and to be here with the whole team. Today I had quite a positive day and even though I wasn’t able to end on a good note, I’m still taking it as a good overall performance. In the first race I got off to a good start and was immediately in fourth place, I found my own groove, riding good laptimes the whole race and I finished fourth which was very good. In the second race I also got a good jump but I was pushed wide in the first corner and was way back in the pack. I made some good passes the first couple of laps and was coming through well but then I made a mistake at the end of the pitlane and hit my ribs with the handlebars as I went off the track. After that I couldn’t even see the guys in front so I just wanted to put in some consistent laps for my own fitness, and I ended up in 13th.

Team HRC – MX2
GP of Indonesia

Palembang, Indonesia

MX2 2019, Round 11

Sunny / 31
Sunday 7 Jul 2019, 08:49 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 33:51.534
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +3.587
3 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +7.156
4 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +13.464
5 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +16.017
6 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 15 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +21.456
7 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 14 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +25.820
8 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +35.899
9 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +37.093
10 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 11 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +38.253
11 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 10 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +44.589
12 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 9 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +51.847
13 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 8 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +59.231
14 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 7 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:11.743
15 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 6 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1 Lap
16 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 5 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 Lap
17 Delvintor Alfarizi 325 IDN 4 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda +2 Laps
18 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 3 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +18 Laps
Sunny / 34
Sunday 7 Jul 2019, 05:58 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 34°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 33:40.277
2 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +6.767
3 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 20 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +14.306
4 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 18 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +20.497
5 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +25.275
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.933
7 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 14 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +43.472
8 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 13 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +48.482
9 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 12 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +50.722
10 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 11 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +50.761
11 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 10 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +55.709
12 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 9 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +58.658
13 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 8 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:06.360
14 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 7 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:12.611
15 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:18.671
16 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 5 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 Lap
17 Delvintor Alfarizi 325 IDN 4 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
18 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 3 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +12 Laps
19 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 2 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +13 Laps
Humid / 33
Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 09:02 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 33°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:41.112
2 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +10.310
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +14.699
4 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +17.196
5 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +22.119
6 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.076
7 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +27.978
8 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +31.856
9 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +36.436
10 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +37.813
11 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +52.176
12 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +53.972
13 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:07.669
14 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:11.101
15 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:20.170
16 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:20.648
17 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:38.977
18 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1 Lap
19 Delvintor Alfarizi 325 IDN Astra Honda Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
20 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +8 Laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 494 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 443 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
3 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 334 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
4 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 326 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 307 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 246 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
7 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 228 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
8 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 224 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 209 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
10 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 193 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
11 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 192 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
12 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 179 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
13 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 169 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
14 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 157 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
15 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 148 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 120 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
17 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 104 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
18 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 95 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
19 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 95 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
20 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 92 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
21 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 79 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 68 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
23 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 58 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
24 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 52 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
25 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 41 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
26 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 40 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
27 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 23 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
28 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 23 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
29 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 20 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
30 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 18 Wildcard rider KTM
31 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
32 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 13 Wildcard rider Yamaha
33 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 13 WZ-Racing KTM
34 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
35 Delvintor ALFARIZI 325 IDN 8 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda
36 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 6 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
37 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
38 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
39 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
40 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider KTM
41 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 1 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
42 Alexander BROWN 141 GBR 1 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
43 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM