Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen started off the MX2 world championship with a solid fourth place at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, tying on points with the third place rider but just missing out on the podium due to the second moto tie-breaker.

The Dutch-South African rider had two top 10 starts and worked his way quickly into the top five in both races. However he wasn’t quite able to challenge with the top three riders and had to settle for fourth overall and a total of 36 points from the weekend. While a podium would have been a welcome reward for the Team HRC rider, he still leaves Argentina happy with his performance and happy to still be fit and healthy after this hectic overseas race.

Round two of the MX2 world championship takes place at the Matterley Basin facility in England, which is another really impressive race track with big jumps and fast speeds, which make it a real test for both man and machine.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It was a solid and consistent day today. I’m reasonably happy with how it went and obviously I want to be on the podium at the end of the day but we’ll take fourth overall and it’s a good base for the season. It’s important to come out of the first round healthy and get rid of the nerves and just ease into the season after all the hype that comes with round one. I had two pretty good starts on my CRF250RW and could ride quite comfortably at the speed I was going and although I was a little bit off the speed of the first three guys, I feel like that will come on a different track. Overall I’m happy with how the day went and it’s a good weekend to build from.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was a shame for Calvin to just miss out on a podium spot after his 4-4 performance. Tying on points but losing out on the second moto tie-breaker is frustrating because he rode well and it would have given everyone a good boost after this first round. However we are still happy to leave Argentina with a solid points haul and with a fit and healthy rider, and we are looking forward to round two in England.

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 3rd 2019

RaceRound 1 MX2 of Patagonia Argentina

Race 1

CLOUDYAir Temp15°CTrack CondLoam

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM34:50.385
2KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN22Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna16.677
3JACOBI Henry29GER20F&H Racing TeamKawasaki23.565
4VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL18Team HRC – MX2Honda25.535
5EVANS Mitchell43AUS16Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda27.289
6WATSON Ben919GBR15Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha29.198
7VIALLE Tom28FRA14Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM37.127
8STERRY Adam811GBR13F&H Racing TeamKawasaki39.496
9MEWSE Conrad426GBR12Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM41.631
10POOTJES Davy46NDL11Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna52.057
11GEERTS Jago193BEL10Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha1:01.848
12SANAYEI Darian57USA9Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:06.940
13WALSH Dylan53NZL8REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:07.458
14VAESSEN Bas98NDL7Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM1:08.003
15ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE6REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:08.318
16PESSOA Gustavo57BRA5Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:10.616
17VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL4Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:12.967
18CERVELLIN Michele747ITA3Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha1:15.171
19SIKYNA Richard102SLK2JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:23.049
20HAARUP Mikkel11DEN1Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:27.412

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 3rd 2019RaceRound 1 MX2 of Patagonia Argentina

Race 2

CLOUDYAir Temp12°CTrack CondLoam

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM33:48.208
2KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN22Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna4.825
3EVANS Mitchell43AUS20Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda12.437
4VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL18Team HRC – MX2Honda23.647
5JACOBI Henry29GER16F&H Racing TeamKawasaki30.601
6GEERTS Jago193BEL15Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha31.623
7WATSON Ben919GBR14Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha34.405
8VIALLE Tom28FRA13Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM46.909
9STERRY Adam811GBR12F&H Racing TeamKawasaki51.470
10POOTJES Davy46NDL11Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna53.754
11CERVELLIN Michele747ITA10Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha55.665
12MEWSE Conrad426GBR9Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM56.127
13VAESSEN Bas98NDL8Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM1:01.645
14ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE7REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:03.418
15BOISRAME Mathys172FRA6Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:13.268
16PESSOA Gustavo57BRA5Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:14.724
17VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL4Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:16.354
18WALSH Dylan53NZL3REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:26.232
19RENAUX Maxime959FRA2Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha1:36.229
20SIKYNA Richard102SLK1JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:38.576

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructor
1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA50Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
2KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN44Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
3EVANS Mitchell43AUS36Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
4JACOBI Henry29GER36F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
5VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL36Team HRC – MX2Honda
6WATSON Ben919GBR29Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
7VIALLE Tom28FRA27Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
8GEERTS Jago193BEL25Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
9STERRY Adam811GBR25F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
10POOTJES Davy46NDL22Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna
11MEWSE Conrad426GBR21Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
12VAESSEN Bas98NDL15Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
13CERVELLIN Michele747ITA13Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
14ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE13REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
15WALSH Dylan53NZL11REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
16PESSOA Gustavo57BRA10Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
17SANAYEI Darian57USA9Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
18VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL8Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
19BOISRAME Mathys172FRA6Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
20SIKYNA Richard102SLK3JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
21RENAUX Maxime959FRA2Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
22HAARUP Mikkel11DEN1Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna