Calvin Vlaanderen won his first moto of the season to make it three podium overalls in six GPs as the Team HRC rider showed his speed once again at the MXGP of Sweden. After returning from injury in Palembang, Indonesia, Vlaanderen has since showed everyone what he is truly capable of by getting podiums at the Semarang, Lommel and Uddevalla in a wide variety of conditions and track surfaces.

This weekend in Sweden marked the best result of his year so far, as the Dutch rider backed up a fourth place in race one with an impressive race two victory, moving through the field and capitalising on other’s mistakes on the stony Uddevalla circuit. In both races, he powered his Honda CRF250RW to top five starts but while he was fighting the track in race one, he found a much better flow in the second moto. Rounding the first lap in fifth, he quickly moved into third on lap two and then it was a case of applying pressure on the riders in front to force them into mistakes which then allowed him to sweep into the lead with six laps remaining. As he proved last year when he won races in Indonesia and the Czech Republic, leading the MX2 class holds no fear for him and he took the chequered flag with ease.

With a weekend off, Vlaanderen will have to wait until September 7-8 and the MXGP of Turkey before he gets another chance to get on the podium, but with confidence sky high, there is no reason he can’t reproduce the result from this weekend.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It’s definitely a good weekend for me again and since my injury I think I’ve been top five in every single overall so that’s quite cool too. Also at the beginning of the season I was tied-third a couple of times so I think I’ve had a really consistent season, if not for the injury. Today was good day though, even if I was struggling a bit in the first moto. I felt much more comfortable yesterday in the qualification race whereas today in race one I was fighting the track. The second moto I felt better and I passed a couple of guys in the first lap to move into third which made things easier. Then the two guys in front made mistakes which I was able to capitalise upon and take another moto win. Now I want to keep this form going and finish off these last two rounds at the same high standard.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was great to see Calvin win a moto here in Sweden. Since his return from injury he has performed at a very high level and this result is fully deserved for him and for the team. He always moves forward in races and you can see now that the confidence is there for him to challenge the guys for wins in these last two rounds of the series.

MX2 2019 Sunday, August 25th 2019RaceRound 16 MX2 of Sweden

Race 1

SUNNYAir Temp23°CTrack CondStony

1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM35:11.359
2VIALLE Tom28FRA22Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM1.186
3JACOBI Henry29GER20F&H Racing TeamKawasaki23.385
4VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL18Team HRC – MX2Honda24.875
5STERRY Adam811GBR16F&H Racing TeamKawasaki29.699
6RENAUX Maxime959FRA15Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha33.210
7BOISRAME Mathys172FRA14Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda52.064
8KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN13Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna54.003
9SANAYEI Darian57USA12Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki55.838
10WALSH Dylan53NZL11REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna57.109
11EVANS Mitchell43AUS10Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda57.653
12STRUBHART MOREAU Brian225FRA9BUD Racing Monster Energy KawasakiKawasaki59.121
13LARRANAGA OLANO Iker66SPA8Marchetti Racing Team KTMKTM1:00.113
14GEERTS Jago193BEL7Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha1:00.884
15HARRISON Mitchell35USA6BUD Racing Monster Energy KawasakiKawasaki1:02.516
16PICHON Zachary101FRA5Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda1:15.581
17VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL4Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:16.659
18HORGMO Kevin240NOR3Wildcard RiderKTM1:24.870
19PANCAR Jan253SLO2Wildcard RiderYamaha1:29.778
20ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE1REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:17.049

MX2 2019 Sunday, August 25th 2019RaceRound 16 MX2 of Sweden

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp23°CTrack CondStony

1VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL25Team HRC – MX2Honda35:22.115
2VIALLE Tom28FRA22Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM7.499
3STERRY Adam811GBR20F&H Racing TeamKawasaki14.043
4PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA18Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM14.377
5RENAUX Maxime959FRA16Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha22.345
6KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN15Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna25.838
7EVANS Mitchell43AUS14Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda28.000
8GEERTS Jago193BEL13Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha29.524
9WALSH Dylan53NZL12REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna39.088
10HARRISON Mitchell35USA11BUD Racing Monster Energy KawasakiKawasaki39.938
11SANAYEI Darian57USA10Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki49.048
12BOISRAME Mathys172FRA9Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda50.594
13PICHON Zachary101FRA8Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda51.094
14PANCAR Jan253SLO7Wildcard RiderYamaha52.108
15SIKYNA Richard102SLK6JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:01.074
16ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE5REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:05.008
17LAPUCCI Nicholas211ITA4Italian FactoryKTM1:06.747
18VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL3Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:26.646
19POLAK Petr313CZE2JD 191 KTM Racing TeamKTM1:30.286
20TORIANI Enzo783FRA1E2T Racing TeamHusqvarna1:34.312

MX2 2019 Sunday, August 25th 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA737Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
2KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN592Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
3GEERTS Jago193BEL467Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
4VIALLE Tom28FRA460Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
5JACOBI Henry29GER442F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
6STERRY Adam811GBR357F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
7RENAUX Maxime959FRA341Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
8VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL324Team HRC – MX2Honda
9WATSON Ben919GBR282Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
10BOISRAME Mathys172FRA278Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
11EVANS Mitchell43AUS250Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
12BEATON Jed14AUS250Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
13VAESSEN Bas98NDL219Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
14LARRANAGA OLANO Iker66SPA180Marchetti Racing Team KTMKTM
15CERVELLIN Michele747ITA179Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
16VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL172Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
17HARRISON Mitchell35USA163BUD Racing Monster Energy KawasakiKawasaki
18ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE158REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
19POOTJES Davy46NDL157Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna
20WALSH Dylan53NZL138REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
21SANAYEI Darian57USA129Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
22SIKYNA Richard102SLK112JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
23STRUBHART MOREAU Brian225FRA103BUD Racing Monster Energy KawasakiKawasaki
24LESIARDO Morgan44ITA91Marchetti Racing Team KTMKTM
25PICHON Zachary101FRA77Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
26PANCAR Jan253SLO43Wildcard RiderYamaha
27HOFER Rene711AUT42Wildcard RiderKTM
28MEWSE Conrad426GBR40Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
29SANDNER Michael766AUT32Wildcard RiderKTM
30PESSOA Gustavo57BRA24Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki