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.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

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.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was such a shame to see Calvin miss out on the podium by such a small margin once again. A pass on the last straight of the last lap by another rider affected his overall position and he lost out on the second moto tie-breaker, which also happened in Argentina. It would have been great for him to get a podium in his home GP but he knows he has to keep working hard and eventually he will get rewarded.

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 31st 2019RaceRound 3 MXGP of The Netherlands

Race 1

CLOUDYAir Temp12°CTrack CondSandy

1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM34:30.560
2KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN22Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna7.459
3JACOBI Henry29GER20F&H Racing TeamKawasaki16.197
4VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL18Team HRC – MX2Honda32.080
5WATSON Ben919GBR16Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha41.347
6POOTJES Davy46NDL15Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna46.249
7GEERTS Jago193BEL14Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha46.877
8VIALLE Tom28FRA13Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM54.324
9RENAUX Maxime959FRA12Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha58.521
10BEATON Jed14AUS11Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:09.100
11STERRY Adam811GBR10F&H Racing TeamKawasaki1:20.512
12FORATO Alberto303ITA9Wildcard RiderHusqvarna1:25.640
13ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE8REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:33.179
14SANAYEI Darian57USA7Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:37.265
15VAESSEN Bas98NDL6Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM1:39.462
16BOISRAME Mathys172FRA5Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:40.292
17CERVELLIN Michele747ITA4Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha2:12.794
18VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL3Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1 Lap
19ROOSIORG Hardi75EST2Sahkar KTM RacingKTM1 Lap
20SIKYNA Richard102SLK1JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1 Lap

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 31st 2019RaceRound 3 MXGP of The Netherlands

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp12°CTrack CondSandy

1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM34:35.326
2GEERTS Jago193BEL22Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha5.031
3KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN20Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna5.188
4VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL18Team HRC – MX2Honda13.061
5WATSON Ben919GBR16Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha16.499
6JACOBI Henry29GER15F&H Racing TeamKawasaki27.070
7FORATO Alberto303ITA14Wildcard RiderHusqvarna37.591
8VAESSEN Bas98NDL13Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM48.631
9STERRY Adam811GBR12F&H Racing TeamKawasaki1:06.469
10EVANS Mitchell43AUS11Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda1:09.989
11VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL10Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:13.033
12RENAUX Maxime959FRA9Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha1:15.889
13VIALLE Tom28FRA8Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM1:22.560
14CERVELLIN Michele747ITA7Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha1:33.036
15BEATON Jed14AUS6Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:34.983
16BOISRAME Mathys172FRA5Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:37.416
17ZANOTTI Andrea931RSM4Marchetti Racing Team KTMKTM1:38.173
18SIKYNA Richard102SLK3JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:40.912
19SANAYEI Darian57USA2Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:48.203
20ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE1REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:53.191

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 31st 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN136Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
2JACOBI Henry29GER113F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
3VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL107Team HRC – MX2Honda
4PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA100Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
5WATSON Ben919GBR95Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
6VIALLE Tom28FRA86Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
7GEERTS Jago193BEL81Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
8POOTJES Davy46NDL65Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna
9STERRY Adam811GBR63F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
10EVANS Mitchell43AUS60Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
11CERVELLIN Michele747ITA52Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
12VAESSEN Bas98NDL51Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
13BEATON Jed14AUS37Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
14MEWSE Conrad426GBR36Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
15ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE35REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
16WALSH Dylan53NZL33REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
17BOISRAME Mathys172FRA29Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
18RENAUX Maxime959FRA26Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
19FORATO Alberto303ITA23Wildcard RiderHusqvarna
20VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL21Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
21SANAYEI Darian57USA20Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
22PESSOA Gustavo57BRA17Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
23SANDNER Michael766AUT14Wildcard RiderKTM
24SIKYNA Richard102SLK13JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
25ZANOTTI Andrea931RSM4Marchetti Racing Team KTMKTM
26PICHON Zachary101FRA4Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
27ROOSIORG Hardi75EST2Sahkar KTM RacingKTM
28POLAK Petr313CZE1JD 191 KTM Racing TeamKTM
29FURBETTA Joakin275ITA1Wildcard RiderHusqvarna
30HAARUP Mikkel11DEN1Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna

Courtesy HRC Honda