RACE REPORT Sunday, Jul 8th 2018

  MX2 of Asia (Indonesia)

MX2 2018   Round 13

Calvin Vlaanderen has claimed his fourth podium finish of the season with a tenacious effort in both MX2 motos contested today at Semarang. The Team HRC rider was fifth in race one after an early tumble, and second in the final Indonesian encounter of the year after a brilliant last-lap move aboard his Honda CRF250RW machine.

In race one, Vlaanderen got a great start and was running in second place when he lost the front-end of his Honda and crashed at turn three on the opening lap. From last position, the 22-year-old from Cape Town began his charge to the top-ten, which he reached on lap seven. After having the better of Thomas Covington for seventh, the moto got into the final three laps and that is when Vlaanderen made the real difference, as he moved past Adam Sterry before pipping Michele Cervellin at the last jump for fifth.

Calvin was quick out of his gate also in the second moto and was running in second place for the first four laps, but was then overtaken by Thomas Covington – who quickly created a two-second separation between the two. But Vlaanderen was not done yet: by lap ten he was shadowing the American – before making a small mistake which cost him a second – and with not much left to go he made one last push which turned into a brilliant overtake on the last lap for second for the podium.

Calvin Vlaanderen  10

It was a great day for me and the team, with Tim’s second position and my third. I’m really happy with how the day went. I really fought hard to get back to fifth place after crashing at turn three. I think it was a great result given the fact that I had to come through the pack. I had a great start to the second race and was behind Jorge, but then I was passed by Covington. We had a bit of a battle and I stuck behind him, trying to follow his lines and see where I could make the pass – and then I did it with two laps to go. I was really happy with how my riding was today and my fitness; the team did a great job: the bike was great so thanks to everyone for the support.

Calvin Vlaanderen

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was a sensational performance by Calvin today; it really felt like a win, especially with how things panned out. He was really strong towards the end and had no hesitation in passing Cervellin in race one, as well as Covington in the second moto. He is really riding his CRF extremely well and we’re very happy with the type confidence and performance he’s showing. The team did a fantastic job, so we need to keep this momentum going back to Europe.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

Race 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 JONASS Pauls 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 34:59.013
2 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +4.137
3 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +22.101
4 RODRIGUEZ Anthony 127 VEN 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +41.937
5 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 RSA 16 Team HRC – MX2 +43.971
6 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 15 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori +44.344
7 COVINGTON Thomas 64 USA 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +57.170
8 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 13 F&H Racing Team +1:03.984
9 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 12 Team Diga-Procross +1:14.133
10 GEERTS Jago 193 BEL 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +1:23.303
11 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +1:28.870
12 ROBERTS Jy 114 AUS 9 Wildcard Rider +1 lap
13 DELVINTOR ALFARIZI Muhammad 325 IDN 8 Wildcard Rider +1 lap
14 TJAHJADI Diva Ismayana 206 IDN 7 Wildcard Rider +2 laps
15 MAKSUM Hilman 204 IDN 6 Wildcard Rider +5 laps
16 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 5 Honda 114 Motorsports +9 laps
17 FURLOTTI Simone 95 ITA 4 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori +10 laps
18 PATTIPI Yosua 281 IDN 3 Wildcard Rider +15 laps

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 35:13.784
2 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 RSA 22 Team HRC – MX2 +2.931
3 COVINGTON Thomas 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +5.084
4 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +21.652
5 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +28.770
6 JONASS Pauls 1 LAT 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +40.860
7 RODRIGUEZ Anthony 127 VEN 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +50.117
8 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 13 Honda 114 Motorsports +1:13.213
9 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 12 Team Diga-Procross +1:19.115
10 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 11 F&H Racing Team +1:28.895
11 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 10 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori +1:56.930
12 DELVINTOR ALFARIZI Muhammad 325 IDN 9 Wildcard Rider +1 lap
13 TJAHJADI Diva Ismayana 206 IDN 8 Wildcard Rider +2 laps
14 MAKSUM Hilman 204 IDN 7 Wildcard Rider +2 laps
15 ROBERTS Jy 114 AUS 6 Wildcard Rider +11 laps

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 JONASS Pauls 1 LAT 550 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 PRADO GARCIA Jorge 61 SPA 550 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 KJER OLSEN Thomas 19 DEN 422 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
4 WATSON Ben 919 GBR 411 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
5 VLAANDEREN Calvin 10 RSA 369 Team HRC – MX2
6 COVINGTON Thomas 64 USA 331 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 GEERTS Jago 193 BEL 286 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
8 CERVELLIN Michele 747 ITA 255 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori
9 JACOBI Henry 29 GER 223 STC Racing
10 POOTJES Davy 46 NDL 220 LRT KTM
11 BEATON Jed 14 AUS 215 F&H Racing Team
12 LARRANAGA OLANO Iker 66 SPA 186 Team Diga-Procross
13 MEWSE Conrad 426 GBR 170 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
14 STERRY Adam 811 GBR 149 F&H Racing Team
15 LAWRENCE Hunter 96 AUS 148 Honda 114 Motorsports
16 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 127 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
17 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 119 TM Racing Factory Team
18 VAN DONINCK Brent 172 BEL 116 Team Diga-Procross
19 RODRIGUEZ Anthony 127 VEN 103 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
20 VAESSEN Bas 98 NDL 93 Honda 114 Motorsports
21 FURLOTTI Simone 95 ITA 87 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori
22 RUBINI Stephen 118 FRA 83 KTM Silver Action
23 FERNANDEZ Ruben 70 SPA 77 F&H Racing Team
24 SANAYEI Darian 57 USA 68 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
25 ÖSTLUND Alvin 161 SWE 40 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori
26 WELTIN Marshal 56 USA 36 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team
27 DELVINTOR ALFARIZI Muhammad 325 IDN 28 Wildcard Rider
28 DE WAAL Micha-Boy 34 NDL 24 Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team
29 TJAHJADI Diva Ismayana 206 IDN 24 Wildcard Rider
30 HERBRETEAU David 338 FRA 22 Team VHR KTM Racing