Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen scored his first MX2 overall podium of the season, just two rounds after coming back from his ankle injury. After a fifth in race once, the CRF250RW rider knew he had to ride extremely well in race two to make it on the box, but that’s exactly what he was able to do at the Semarang circuit in Java, Indonesia.

Despite similar conditions to yesterdays’ qualifying moto, Vlaanderen was able to battle the heat and the tricky track surface to ride through the field in both races, proving that his resilience is there, even if he is still not back to being 100%. In the first moto he ended the first lap in eighth place, before settling into a solid pace that allowed him to close up to those in front. He made three paces in the space of five laps but couldn’t quite get any further as time expired, ending the race in fifth place.

A better start in race two meant that he was looking good for a podium spot if he could just make a couple more passes. The riders around him also needed to make passes for their podium aspirations, but Vlaanderen wasn’t to be denied, finishing in an impressive third place and taking the last spot on the podium. After starting the season with three fourth place overall’s in a row, this result was well deserved and a great way to head into the final third of the 2019 season.

The next round of the world motocross championship takes place in Loket, Czech Republic on July 27-28, which is another track that Vlaanderen likes after winning a moto last year and finishing second overall. With another couple of weeks of riding, he’ll be hoping to come out swinging once again and work his way even further towards the front of this MX2 class.

Elsewhere in the class, Honda Redmoto Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame overcame the heat to post six-eight scores for sixth overall with teammate Brent van Doninck also doing well with eleven-five results for eighth overall. The fifth place in moto two being van Doninck’s best result of the season, and it was especially impressive as he came from 10th place after lap one to do it.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

In one way this podium was a bit of a surprise, but in another way, I feel like I’ve ridden well enough this year to have deserved to be on the box before. Obviously it is only my second race back from injury so I feel like I can improve even further both in speed and in my physical condition but I did feel really good this weekend. I tried to save a little bit of energy from yesterday, to make sure I could ride better today and it worked out well. I could push in both motos, which I couldn’t last weekend so already I have improved in one week so I just want to continue building and building. It was fun to be out there, with some good battles in both races and I enjoyed the whole weekend.

Team HRC – MX2
GP of Asia (Indonesia)

Semarang, Indonesia

MX2 2019, Round 12

Sunny / 30
Sunday 14 Jul 2019, 08:59 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 34:45.752
2 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 22 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +3.916
3 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 20 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +7.887
4 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.826
5 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 16 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +13.925
6 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +14.813
7 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 14 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +28.841
8 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 13 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +42.207
9 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +44.253
10 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 11 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +44.854
11 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +45.298
12 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 9 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:06.268
13 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 8 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:45.219
14 Delvintor Alfarizi 325 IDN 7 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
15 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1 Lap
16 Diva Ismayana Tjahjadi 206 IDN 5 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +4 Laps
17 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 4 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +13 Laps
18 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 3 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +18 Laps
19 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 2 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +18 Laps
Sunny / 32
Sunday 14 Jul 2019, 05:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 32°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 35:45.473
2 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.411
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +14.405
4 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +16.869
5 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 16 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +21.914
6 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 15 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +25.846
7 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 14 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +26.182
8 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 13 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +36.313
9 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +45.831
10 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +55.630
11 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 10 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +59.664
12 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 9 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:02.579
13 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 8 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:07.449
14 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 7 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:08.722
15 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 6 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:09.598
16 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 5 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:33.976
17 Delvintor Alfarizi 325 IDN 4 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
18 Diva Ismayana Tjahjadi 206 IDN 3 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +6 Laps
19 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 2 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +13 Laps
Sunny / 32
Saturday 13 Jul 2019, 09:04 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • 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 24:36.734
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +6.473
3 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +8.100
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +9.922
5 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +12.077
6 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +14.141
7 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +25.333
8 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +33.091
9 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +40.857
10 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +45.432
11 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +47.335
12 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +55.108
13 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +57.349
14 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:14.923
15 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:27.632
16 Delvintor Alfarizi 325 IDN Astra Honda Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
17 Diva Ismayana Tjahjadi 206 IDN Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1 Lap
18 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +2 Laps
19 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +8 Laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 544 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 466 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
3 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 366 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
4 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 360 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 335 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 246 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
7 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 242 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
8 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 228 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
9 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 228 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
10 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 220 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
11 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 219 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
12 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 197 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
13 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 184 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
14 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 179 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
15 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 157 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 146 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
17 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 113 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
18 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 112 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
19 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 104 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
20 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 95 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
21 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 83 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
22 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 79 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
23 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 64 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
24 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 55 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 Delvintor ALFARIZI 325 IDN 19 Astra Honda Racing Team Honda
31 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 18 Wildcard rider KTM
32 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
33 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 13 Wildcard rider Yamaha
34 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 13 WZ-Racing KTM
35 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
36 Diva Ismayana TJAHJADI 206 IDN 8 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
37 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 6 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
38 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
39 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
40 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
41 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider KTM
42 Alexander BROWN 141 GBR 1 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
43 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 1 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
44 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM