Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen finished fourth for the third GP in succession, as once again he missed out on the podium spot, despite tying on points with the rider in third. Riding in front of his home crowd at the MXGP of the Netherlands, Vlaanderen, who lives five minutes away from the Valkenswaard track tried his hardest to break onto the podium and with less than a lap remaining, he looked to have secured that spot. However a pass by another rider elsewhere on the track meant that he dropped to fourth, making it a disappointing end to a tough weekend of racing.

Coming from a start turn crash in qualification all the way back to 14th, the CRF250RW rider also proved he had the speed in today’s races with his pair of fourth place finishes. These results also maintains his consistent run of performances that has seen him score 36, 35 and now 36 in the three rounds of the series so far. However next weekend, he’ll be hoping to score even more, and get a well-deserved spot on the podium when the championship heads to Italy for the MXGP of Trentino on April 6-7.

Mitchell Evans (Team Honda 114 Motorsports) and Brent van Doninck (Redmoto Assomotor Honda) both challenged the top 10 positions in the second moto, eventually finishing 10th and 11th respectively. For van Doninck, it was a good return to racing after missing the British GP through injury, while Evans can also be happy that he getting back to the speed that saw him get onto the podium in Argentina.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen

It was two really long tough motos today, to be honest. Obviously having 14th place gate pick didn’t make things easy for me, and in the first race I didn’t have the best start. The first few laps I was carving through the field, making passes but I knew it was going to be a long race so I tried to save my energy to push at the end. That’s what I did and I got up to fourth, which I was quite happy with. In the second moto I got a better start, around sixth or seventh before making a couple of passes to get into fifth. I stayed there for a lot of the moto before I could finally make a move to finish fourth. This gave me four-four results for fourth overall, my third time in a row and the second time this season I had the same points as the person in third. It’s disappointing to be so close and miss out on the podium but at the same time its continued motivation because I know I need to be better than fourth.

Team HRC – MX2
GP of The Netherlands

Valkenswaard, Netherlands

MX2 2019, Round 3

Sunny / 12
Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 15:37 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 12°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 34:35.326
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +5.031
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +5.188
4 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL 18 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +13.061
5 Ben Watson 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +16.499
6 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +27.070
7 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 14 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +37.591
8 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 13 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +48.631
9 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:06.469
10 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 11 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:09.989
11 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 10 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:13.033
12 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 9 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:15.889
13 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:22.560
14 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:33.036
15 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:34.983
16 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 5 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:37.416
17 Andrea Zanotti 931 RSM 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:38.173
18 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 3 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:40.912
19 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 2 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:48.203
20 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 1 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:53.191
Cloudy / 11
Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 11:56 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 11°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 34:30.560
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +7.459
3 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 20 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +16.197
4 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL 18 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +32.080
5 Ben Watson 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +41.347
6 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 15 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +46.249
7 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +46.877
8 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +54.324
9 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +58.521
10 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:09.100
11 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 10 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:20.512
12 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 9 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:25.640
13 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 8 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:33.179
14 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:37.265
15 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 6 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:39.462
16 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 5 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:40.292
17 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 4 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +2:12.794
18 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 3 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1 Lap
19 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 2 WZ-Racing KTM +1 Lap
20 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
Sunny / 16
Saturday 30 Mar 2019, 15:39 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 16°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:48.550
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +9.942
3 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +13.514
4 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +19.460
5 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +23.120
6 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +26.980
7 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +29.278
8 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +31.521
9 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +34.164
10 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +35.901
11 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +36.380
12 Alberto Forato 303 ITA Wildcard rider Husqvarna +38.778
13 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +42.211
14 Calvin Vlaanderen NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +48.002
15 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +50.452
16 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:00.474
17 Kade Tinkler-Walker 651 CAN Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:03.881
18 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:04.361
19 Michael Sandner 766 AUT Wildcard rider KTM +1:05.482
20 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:10.074
Rider Standings
Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 136 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
2 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 113 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
3 Calvin VLAANDEREN NDL 107 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
4 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 100 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 95 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
6 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 86 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
7 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 81 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
8 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 65 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
9 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 63 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
10 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 60 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
11 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 52 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
12 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 51 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
13 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 37 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 36 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
15 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 35 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
16 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 33 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
17 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 29 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
18 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 26 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
19 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 23 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
20 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 21 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
21 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 20 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 17 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
23 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 14 Wildcard rider KTM
24 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 13 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
25 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
26 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 4 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
27 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 2 WZ-Racing KTM
28 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
29 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
30 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna