MX2 of Portugal

MX2 2018   Round 5

Calvin Vlaanderen wrapped up his MXGP of Portugal with a top-6 finish in today’s second MX2 encounter at the ‘Crossodromo de Águeda‘, which made up for the 18th position claimed in the opening race of the day. After five rounds completed in the 2018 edition of the series, Vlaanderen currently lies 9th in the championship standings.

Vlaanderen battled hard in the early stages of race two after a very good start, which saw the South African rider up to third during the opening lap. As the moto progressed, however, he started losing ground and positions, even though he managed to stay in touch with the group fighting for fifth place for a while. Calvin was eventually sixth at the chequered flag.

The next round of the 2018 MX2 World Championship will take place at Orlyonok in Russia in three Tuesdays’ time.

Calvin Vlaanderen  10

Again, not the weekend we wanted. The goal was to be consistent and have two good motos, but that wasn’t the case. I went down quite hard on the wave section in race one, then I picked the bike up but went down again afterwards. I wasn’t riding like I normally do, and the shoulder gets really tired after 10-15 minutes so it’s not easy to ride especially with the track being so rough. We got a good start to the second moto and I managed to get a sixth-place finish. It was good to wrap up race day with a better result, but we’re obviously looking for more.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was not an easy weekend for Calvin, both technical and fitness-wise. The shoulder is bothering him more than we expected after last weekend’s crash, and this track – in this condition – surely didn’t help. He showed he had the speed but the long run was more of an issue. Nevertheless, I think we’ve found a good set-up for race two and he was able to ride the Honda CRF250RW more like he wanted, so now with more than two weeks to Russia, I’m confident he’ll have enough time to get back to perfect form.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

Race 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 36:19.765
2 JONASS Pauls 1 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +4.848
3 BEATON Jed 14 AUS 20 F&H Racing Team +6.210
4 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +12.939
5 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +43.760
6 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 15 F&H Racing Team +53.531
7 ÖSTLUND Alvin 161 SWE 14 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori +56.533
8 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +1:06.790
9 JACOBI Henry 29 GER 12 STC Racing +1:19.351
10 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 11 Honda 114 Motorsports +1:21.172
11 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 10 Team Martin Racing Honda +1:34.906
12 FERNANDEZ Ruben 70 SPA 9 F&H Racing Team +1:41.655
13 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 8 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +1:44.094
14 HERBRETEAU David 338 FRA 7 Wildcard Rider +1:45.194
15 FURLOTTI Simone 95 ITA 6 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori +1:47.134
16 LARRANAGA OLANO Iker 66 SPA 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +1:48.014
17 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 4 TM Racing Factory Team +1:59.726
18 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 RSA 3 Team HRC – MX2 +2:04.975
19 GEERTS Jago 193 BEL 2 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +1 Lap
20 LESIARDO Morgan 44 ITA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM +1 Lap

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 35:22.081
2 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +3.024
3 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +3.196
4 BEATON Jed 14 AUS 18 F&H Racing Team +14.392
5 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +31.780
6 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 RSA 15 Team HRC – MX2 +34.081
7 JONASS Pauls 1 LAT 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +37.360
8 JACOBI Henry 29 GER 13 STC Racing +40.860
9 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 12 F&H Racing Team +42.100
10 RUBINI Stephen 118 FRA 11 KTM Silver Action +43.580
11 LARRANAGA OLANO Iker 66 SPA 10 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +57.461
12 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 9 TM Racing Factory Team +59.749
13 FERNANDEZ Ruben 70 SPA 8 F&H Racing Team +1:10.758
14 GEERTS Jago 193 BEL 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +1:17.494
15 POOTJES Davy 46 NDL 6 LRT KTM +1:18.401
16 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda +1:37.883
17 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +1:40.703
18 DE WAAL Micha-Boy 34 NDL 3 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team +1:42.840
19 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 2 Honda 114 Motorsports +1:42.983
20 LESIARDO Morgan 44 ITA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM +1:59.581

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 JONASS Pauls 1 LAT 216 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 202 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 185 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
4 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 141 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
5 BEATON Jed 14 AUS 129 F&H Racing Team
6 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 115 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
7 MEWSE Conrad 426 GBR 100 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
8 LAWRENCE Hunter 96 AUS 99 Honda 114 Motorsports
9 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 RSA 97 Team HRC – MX2
10 JACOBI Henry 29 GER 96 STC Racing
11 COVINGTON Thomas 64 USA 91 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
12 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 82 F&H Racing Team
13 GEERTS Jago 193 BEL 81 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
14 POOTJES Davy 46 NDL 81 LRT KTM
15 SANAYEI Darian 57 USA 68 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
16 LARRANAGA OLANO Iker 66 SPA 66 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
17 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 56 Honda 114 Motorsports
18 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 54 TM Racing Factory Team
19 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 53 Team Martin Racing Honda
20 FERNANDEZ Ruben 70 SPA 38 F&H Racing Team
21 ÖSTLUND Alvin 161 SWE 35 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori
22 RUBINI Stephen 118 FRA 33 KTM Silver Action
23 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 30 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
24 RENAUX Maxime 959 FRA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori
25 FURLOTTI Simone 95 ITA 9 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori
26 ZARAGOZA Jorge 199 SPA 8 Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis
27 BOISRAME Mathys 872 FRA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor
28 HERBRETEAU David 338 FRA 7 Wildcard Rider
29 PICHON Zachary 101 FRA 5 KTM Rocket Junior’s
30 BERTUZZI Nicola 26 ITA 4 KTM Silver Action