Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen showed good speed all weekend at the MXGP of the Czech Republic, posting times in the top two in all the practice sessions and even riding inside the top four for the majority of the two races. Unfortunately though, he wasn’t quite able to translate this speed into podium results and instead had to settle for seventh overall after nine-five race results.

Getting a good start in race one at the Loket facility, the Honda CRF250RW rider was stuck in third place for the first 11 laps, unable to find a passing spot for the rider ahead, which would then have allowed him to go for the leader. Instead, on the twelfth lap as he looked to sweep around the outside, the two riders lines came together and both ended up on the ground. Vlaanderen was able to remount, but he’d lost seven spots in the incident and despite making one more pass, finished the race in ninth place.

It was similar story in race two as Vlaanderen rounded the first bend in fourth place. It took him eight laps to move into third and as he once again set his sights on the top two, a small mistake cost him a few positions and he dropped to sixth. He quickly moved back to fifth but any chance of a podium had gone and instead he had to settle for seventh overall. Still, there were a lot of positives to take out from the weekend and he’ll be looking to show similar speed next weekend when the series heads to the deep sand of Lommel, Belgium on August 3-4.

Just behind Vlaanderen were the Honda Redmoto Assomotor pair of Mathys Boisrame and Brent van Doninck, with Boisrame eighth overall with 11-8 and van Doninck 10th with 10-13 results. Both riders had to battle hard for all their results and were able to force a lot of passes on this tricky track. Passing should be a lot easier next week, but the terrain will pose a whole new challenge for all the riders.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It wasn’t a great pair of races to be honest. I’m a bit disappointed with the results, but I’m happy with my riding. I didn’t feel fast, but I proved in a lot of sessions that I was one of the fastest out there, especially in the first race. I had a good start and was riding behind Tom (Vialle) and for 20 minutes I was getting roosted by him and I was trying everything to pass him but the track was so one lined and I couldn’t find a way. In the end I tried and he cut me off at the last second and we came together and we both went down. This was unfortunate but I was able to pick the bike up and finish ninth. Second race I had a pretty good start again, I moved from fourth to third and I then I had a small tipover. I didn’t feel great in that second moto but overall I’m happy with my speed and I’m going to keep working in order to make the most of these five remaining GPs.

Team HRC – MX2
GP of Czech Republic

Loket, Czech Republic

MX2 2019, Round 13

Cloudy / 28
Sunday 28 Jul 2019, 14:51 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 28°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 35:33.413
2 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 22 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +10.244
3 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +17.878
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +20.837
5 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 16 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +25.531
6 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +32.755
7 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +40.264
8 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 13 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +48.725
9 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +49.242
10 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 11 Creymert Racing KTM +56.925
11 Rene Hofer 711 AUT 10 KTM Junior Racing KTM +1:00.790
12 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 9 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:04.005
13 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 8 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:04.955
14 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 7 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:07.585
15 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:19.654
16 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:27.588
17 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 4 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:31.066
18 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 3 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:32.505
19 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 2 Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:46.066
20 Petr Polak 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1 lap
Cloudy / 28
Sunday 28 Jul 2019, 11:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 28°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 33:47.804
2 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 22 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +8.007
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.631
4 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +17.866
5 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +23.742
6 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +31.285
7 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +35.625
8 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 13 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +38.545
9 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 12 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +38.910
10 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 11 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +42.142
11 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 10 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +43.791
12 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 9 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +44.204
13 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 8 Creymert Racing KTM +46.345
14 Rene Hofer 711 AUT 7 KTM Junior Racing KTM +47.892
15 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 6 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +54.432
16 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 5 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +55.608
17 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 4 Wildcard rider Yamaha +56.776
18 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 3 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:12.620
19 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 2 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:15.315
20 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 1 WZ-Racing KTM +1:19.154
Sunny / 32
Saturday 27 Jul 2019, 15:36 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 32°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +
3 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +
4 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +
5 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +
6 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +
7 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +
8 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +
9 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +
10 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +
11 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +
12 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +
13 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +
14 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +
16 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +
17 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR Creymert Racing KTM +
18 Jan Pancar 253 SLO Wildcard rider Yamaha +
19 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +
20 Rene Hofer 711 AUT KTM Junior Racing KTM +
Rider Standings
Sunday, 28 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 594 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 504 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
3 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 391 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
4 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 380 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 377 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 279 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
7 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 250 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
8 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 246 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
9 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 243 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
10 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 228 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
11 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 220 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
12 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 219 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
13 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 212 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
14 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 179 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
15 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 165 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
16 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 157 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
17 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 132 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
18 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 121 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
19 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 109 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
20 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 101 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
21 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 95 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
22 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 81 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
23 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 79 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
24 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 58 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
25 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 52 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
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 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 19 Wildcard rider Yamaha
31 Delvintor ALFARIZI 325 IDN 19 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda
32 Kevin HORGMO 240 NOR 19 Creymert Racing KTM
33 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 18 Wildcard rider KTM
34 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 17 KTM Junior Racing KTM
35 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
36 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 14 WZ-Racing KTM
37 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
38 Diva Ismayana TJAHJADI 206 IDN 8 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
39 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 6 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
40 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
41 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
42 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
43 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
44 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 1 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
45 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider KTM
46 Alexander BROWN 141 GBR 1 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM