After a battling third place finish in moto one, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen was in a good position to take another podium spot after his return from his mid-season ankle injury. Unfortunately a small mistake two thirds of the way through the second moto meant that he would slip to sixth and miss out by just one point at the MXGP of Turkey.

After two laps of race one, even a top five finish would have been impressive as the CRF250RW rider was down in ninth place. However, as he has proved time and again this year, he keep battling and fighting for every position and slowly but surely he moved up through the field. With just five laps remaining he was still in sixth place but then three passes in two laps saw him cross the finish line in a thoroughly deserved third spot.

Things were much the same in race two as Vlaanderen rounded the first lap in seventh place after getting pushed out of the top five around the first couple of turns. Once again he put his head down and within a few laps was up to fifth place, needing just one more pass to get his second podium in a row. With passing at a premium on the hard-pack Afyonkarahisar track, Vlaanderen made an error when looking for that pass and instead he dropped a position. As he regrouped, he posted the second fastest laptime of the race but he couldn’t find anywhere to make the necessary moves and instead had to settle for three-six finishes for sixth overall.

He’ll be hoping for a bit more luck next week in Shanghai, China in what is the final round of the 2019 MX2 world championship, at a brand new venue for the series.

Elsewhere, Mathys Boisrame puts his Redmoto Assomotor Honda inside the top 10 after six-eleven results while a couple of places behind him was Team Honda 114 Motorsport’s Mitch Evans who is gradually getting back to his early-season pace.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It feels like the start of the year, when I was close to getting on the podium at the first three rounds of the season. To miss out by such a small margin is very disappointing but sometimes that is how it goes. My speed was good all weekend and I showed that with a clear track that I was one of the fastest guys, I just couldn’t make the passes when I needed to and that is what cost me my podium shot. Now I head to China determined not to let this happen again, and looking to round out the season on a good note.

Team HRC – MX2
GP of Turkey

Afyon, Turkey

MX2 2019, Round 17

Sunny / 30
Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 13:50 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 30°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 34:09.237
2 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +10.178
3 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +11.960
4 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 18 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +13.700
5 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +16.381
6 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 15 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +22.481
7 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 14 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +30.865
8 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 13 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +35.089
9 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 12 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +45.322
10 Mattia Guadagnini 121 ITA 11 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +58.889
11 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 10 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:06.150
12 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 9 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:06.235
13 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 8 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:11.147
14 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:11.904
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:24.125
16 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:31.295
17 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 4 Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:34.184
18 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 3 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:38.514
19 Petr Polak 313 CZE 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:40.343
20 Raivo Dankers 410 NDL 1 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:46.965
Sunny / 30
Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 10:59 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 30°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 34:20.136
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +21.779
3 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 20 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +27.688
4 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 18 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +30.059
5 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 16 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +31.774
6 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 15 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +34.932
7 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 14 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +35.481
8 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +38.662
9 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 12 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +50.122
10 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 11 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +55.122
11 Mattia Guadagnini 121 ITA 10 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +57.781
12 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 9 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:02.614
13 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 8 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:05.212
14 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 7 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:10.503
15 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 6 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:14.472
16 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 5 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:15.113
17 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 4 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:15.440
18 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 3 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:25.933
19 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:28.305
20 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:37.757
Sunny / 31
Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 14:34 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 23:58.615
2 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +15.813
3 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +20.600
4 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +24.424
5 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +39.422
6 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +39.926
7 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +41.700
8 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +44.182
9 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +48.691
10 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +50.332
11 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:01.104
12 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:03.684
13 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:06.610
14 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:11.515
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:15.973
16 Alberto Forato 303 ITA Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:21.622
17 Mattia Guadagnini 121 ITA Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:23.286
18 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:41.565
19 Raivo Dankers 410 NDL Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:44.265
20 Marcel Conijn 332 NDL Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +2:09.935
Rider Standings
Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 787 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 592 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
3 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 505 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
4 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 495 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 442 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 384 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
7 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 377 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
8 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 359 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
9 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 303 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
10 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 282 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
11 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 271 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
12 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 250 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
13 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 219 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
14 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 194 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
15 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 179 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 172 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
17 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 171 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
18 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 168 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
19 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 157 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
20 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 140 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
21 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 137 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
22 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 131 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
23 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 112 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
24 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 91 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
25 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 88 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
26 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 59 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
27 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 48 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
28 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 47 Wildcard rider Yamaha
29 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 42 KTM Junior Racing KTM
30 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 40 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
31 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 31 Wildcard rider KTM
32 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 24 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
33 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 23 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
34 Kevin HORGMO 240 NOR 23 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
35 Mattia GUADAGNINI 121 ITA 21 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
36 Delvintor ALFARIZI 325 IDN 19 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda
37 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 19 Wildcard rider KTM
38 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
39 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 14 WZ-Racing KTM
40 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 14 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
41 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 12 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
42 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
43 Diva Ismayana TJAHJADI 206 IDN 8 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
44 Andrea ADAMO 80 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
45 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 6 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
46 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
47 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 4 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
48 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
49 Marcel CONIJN 332 NDL 2 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
50 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider KTM
51 Alexander BROWN 141 GBR 1 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
52 Raivo DANKERS 410 NDL 1 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha
53 Lars GRIEKSPOOR 199 NDL 1 Wildcard rider KTM
54 James CARPENTER 484 GBR 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna