In what was a glorious March day at the MXGP of Great Britain, Calvin Vlaanderen put his Honda CRF250RW into second place in the second moto, moving through the field at this beautiful Matterley Basin circuit. Unfortunately a eighth place in race one meant that any chance of a podium overall was a long shot, but it was good to see Vlaanderen put in his best moto finish of the season, that allowed him to repeat the fourth overall that he also achieved in Argentina.

The result could have been even better for the Team HRC rider had he not crashed in race one, right after he had moved into fifth position. That mistake meant that instead of challenging the riders in front, he dropped back to 10th place and had to pass the same riders again as he made his way to eighth. A better start in race two allowed him to set his heights higher and after a race-long chase, he moved into second place with just four laps to go. The 35 points he collected this weekend were good enough to move him into third place in the 2019 MX2 world championship and with his home GP next weekend at the sandy Valkenswaard circuit, he’ll be hoping to rise even further up the rankings.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10

It wasn’t the greatest weekend, to be honest. I’m happy that I could finish off strong with a second place in the second race, but the whole weekend I actually struggled a lot. This was especially the case in the qualifying race and the first moto today, I didn’t really have a good rhythm and I seemed to be fighting the track a bit too much. I’m happy though that I could rebound for the second race and ride like I know how to ride and get that second place. It is good for my confidence and going into the week ahead, it’s good motivation to keep pushing and make sure I come out swinging next weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was very much a tale of two races for Calvin this weekend. In the first, it was clear that he wasn’t able to ride like we know how he can ride, but it was very pleasing to see that he didn’t let it affect him and that he able to ride so well in the second race. That was the result we know that he is capable of and we are confident that after two fourth overalls in a row, he can do even better in Valkenswaard next weekend and move up from his current standing of third place in the championship.

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 24th 2019RaceRound 2 MX2 of Great Britain

Race 1

SUNNYAir Temp14°CTrack CondHard Pack

1KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN25Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna35:01.449
2JACOBI Henry29GER22F&H Racing TeamKawasaki4.278
3VIALLE Tom28FRA20Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM16.160
4WATSON Ben919GBR18Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha28.500
5CERVELLIN Michele747ITA16Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha30.179
6MEWSE Conrad426GBR15Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM35.271
7POOTJES Davy46NDL14Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna36.018
8VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL13Team HRC – MX2Honda44.908
9BEATON Jed14AUS12Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna50.189
10WALSH Dylan53NZL11REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna54.010
11STERRY Adam811GBR10F&H Racing TeamKawasaki55.076
12SANDNER Michael766AUT9Wildcard RiderKTM56.441
13VAESSEN Bas98NDL8Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM59.179
14PESSOA Gustavo57BRA7Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:03.339
15ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE6REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:04.782
16GEERTS Jago193BEL5Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha1:07.004
17PICHON Zachary101FRA4Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda1:10.380
18BOISRAME Mathys172FRA3Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:11.952
19SIKYNA Richard102SLK2JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:13.441
20FURBETTA Joakin275ITA1Wildcard RiderHusqvarna1:23.699

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 24th 2019RaceRound 2 MX2 of Great Britain

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp14°CTrack CondHard Pack

1KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN25Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna37:10.022
2VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL22Team HRC – MX2Honda9.936
3JACOBI Henry29GER20F&H Racing TeamKawasaki16.035
4VIALLE Tom28FRA18Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM16.935
5WATSON Ben919GBR16Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha20.044
6GEERTS Jago193BEL15Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha38.635
7POOTJES Davy46NDL14Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna43.577
8EVANS Mitchell43AUS13Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda46.268
9CERVELLIN Michele747ITA12Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha54.765
10WALSH Dylan53NZL11REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna59.920
11BOISRAME Mathys172FRA10Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda1:02.388
12VAESSEN Bas98NDL9Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM1:04.331
13BEATON Jed14AUS8Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:13.298
14ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE7REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna1:15.341
15STERRY Adam811GBR6F&H Racing TeamKawasaki1:17.215
16SANDNER Michael766AUT5Wildcard RiderKTM1:17.728
17SIKYNA Richard102SLK4JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:18.785
18RENAUX Maxime959FRA3Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha1:26.740
19SANAYEI Darian57USA2Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:36.411
20POLAK Petr313CZE1JD 191 KTM Racing TeamKTM1:39.475

MX2 2019 Sunday, March 24th 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1KJER OLSEN Thomas19DEN94Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
2JACOBI Henry29GER78F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
3VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL71Team HRC – MX2Honda
4VIALLE Tom28FRA65Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
5WATSON Ben919GBR63Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
6PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA50Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
7POOTJES Davy46NDL50Team Diga-ProcrossHusqvarna
8EVANS Mitchell43AUS49Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
9GEERTS Jago193BEL45Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha
10CERVELLIN Michele747ITA41Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
11STERRY Adam811GBR41F&H Racing TeamKawasaki
12MEWSE Conrad426GBR36Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
13WALSH Dylan53NZL33REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
14VAESSEN Bas98NDL32Hitachi KTM fuelled by MilwaukeeKTM
15ÖSTLUND Alvin161SWE26REVO Husqvarna UKHusqvarna
16BEATON Jed14AUS20Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
17BOISRAME Mathys172FRA19Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
18PESSOA Gustavo57BRA17Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
19SANDNER Michael766AUT14Wildcard RiderKTM
20SANAYEI Darian57USA11Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
21SIKYNA Richard102SLK9JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
22VAN DONINCK Brent32BEL8Team Honda Red Moto AssomotorHonda
23RENAUX Maxime959FRA5Yamaha SM Action – M.C. MiglioriYamaha
24PICHON Zachary101FRA4Honda 114 MotorsportsHonda
25POLAK Petr313CZE1JD 191 KTM Racing TeamKTM
26FURBETTA Joakin275ITA1Wildcard RiderHusqvarna
27HAARUP Mikkel11DEN1Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna

Courtesy HRC Honda