In what was a glorious March day at the MXGP of Great Britain, Calvin Vlaanderen put his Honda CRF250RW into second place in the second moto, moving through the field at this beautiful Matterley Basin circuit. Unfortunately a eighth place in race one meant that any chance of a podium overall was a long shot, but it was good to see Vlaanderen put in his best moto finish of the season, that allowed him to repeat the fourth overall that he also achieved in Argentina.

The result could have been even better for the Team HRC rider had he not crashed in race one, right after he had moved into fifth position. That mistake meant that instead of challenging the riders in front, he dropped back to 10th place and had to pass the same riders again as he made his way to eighth. A better start in race two allowed him to set his heights higher and after a race-long chase, he moved into second place with just four laps to go. The 35 points he collected this weekend were good enough to move him into third place in the 2019 MX2 world championship and with his home GP next weekend at the sandy Valkenswaard circuit, he’ll be hoping to rise even further up the rankings.

Unfortunately Team Honda 114 Motorsports rider Mitchell Evans suffered early on in moto one, and while he was running a pace that matched the leaders, he was unable to get himself back in points scoring contention. The second moto was much better though as he finished in eighth place after fighting through the field from outside the top 15.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen

It wasn’t the greatest weekend, to be honest. I’m happy that I could finish off strong with a second place in the second race, but the whole weekend I actually struggled a lot. This was especially the case in the qualifying race and the first moto today, I didn’t really have a good rhythm and I seemed to be fighting the track a bit too much. I’m happy though that I could rebound for the second race and ride like I know how to ride and get that second place. It is good for my confidence and going into the week ahead, it’s good motivation to keep pushing and make sure I come out swinging next weekend.

Team HRC – MX2
Marcus Pereira De Freitas

Marcus Pereira De Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was very much a tale of two races for Calvin this weekend. In the first, it was clear that he wasn’t able to ride like we know how he can ride, but it was very pleasing to see that he didn’t let it affect him and that he able to ride so well in the second race. That was the result we know that he is capable of and we are confident that after two fourth overalls in a row, he can do even better in Valkenswaard next weekend and move up from his current standing of third place in the championship.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Great Britain

Matterley Basin, United Kingdom

MX2 2019, Round 2

Sunny / 14
Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 16:16 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 14°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 37:10.022
2 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL 22 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +9.936
3 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +16.035
4 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +16.935
5 Ben Watson 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +20.044
6 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +38.635
7 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 14 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +43.577
8 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 13 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +46.268
9 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +54.765
10 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 11 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +59.920
11 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 10 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:02.388
12 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 9 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:04.331
13 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:13.298
14 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 7 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:15.341
15 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:17.215
16 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 5 Wildcard rider KTM +1:17.728
17 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 4 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:18.785
18 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 3 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:26.740
19 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 2 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:36.411
20 Petr Polak 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:39.475
Sunny / 14
Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 13:02 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 14°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 35:01.449
2 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 22 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +4.278
3 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +16.160
4 Ben Watson 919 GBR 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +28.500
5 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 16 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +30.179
6 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 15 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +35.271
7 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 14 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +36.018
8 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL 13 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +44.908
9 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +50.189
10 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 11 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +54.010
11 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 10 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +55.076
12 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 9 Wildcard rider KTM +56.441
13 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 8 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +59.17
14 Gustavo Pessoa 56 BRA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:03.339
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:04.782
16 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 5 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:07.004
17 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 4 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:10.380
18 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 3 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:11.952
19 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:13.441
20 Joakin Furbetta 275 ITA 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:23.699
Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 16:59 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 26:42.516
2 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +6.037
3 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +7.161
4 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +23.161
5 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +24.648
6 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +31.087
7 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +32.579
8 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +37.963
9 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +39.057
10 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +42.408
11 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +43.655
12 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +44.234
13 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +45.118
14 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +55.842
15 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +57.702
16 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +58.953
17 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:00.149
18 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:00.344
19 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:02.121
20 Jan Pancar 253 SLO Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:02.572
Rider Standings
Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 94 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
2 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 78 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
3 Calvin VLAANDEREN NDL 71 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
4 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 65 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 63 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
6 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 50 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
7 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 50 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
8 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 49 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
9 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 45 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
10 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 41 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
11 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 41 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
12 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 36 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
13 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 33 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
14 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 32 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
15 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 26 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
16 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
17 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 19 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
18 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 17 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
19 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 14 Wildcard rider KTM
20 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 11 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
21 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 9 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
22 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 8 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
23 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 5 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
24 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 4 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
25 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
26 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
27 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna