Fastest lap for Vlaanderen in Trentino

2019-04-07 11:40
At the fourth round of the 2019 MX2 world championship, Team HRC rider Calvin Vlaanderen posted the fastest lap of timed practice in this highly competitive field. However, a few corners from the end of his hotlap, he twisted his right ankle and although he continue until the finish line, he was forced back to the truck immediately after he has crossed the line.

With first gate pick for the qualification race, Vlaanderen tried to see if he could manage to race, but the pain was too much and he was forced to withdraw after less than a lap.

Calvin Vlaanderen 10
At the beginning of the day, I was feeling good on the Honda CRF250RW and was riding well on the track. I had first gate pick in the qualifying race, after posting the fastest lap in timed practice so it seemed like things were going well. However during that lap, a few corners from the end, I twisted my ankle quite badly, so I tried to make it to the finish line. After crossing the line, I came back immediately to the truck to try and get it fixed up ready for the qualifying race but it was still quite painful. I tried to race but every bump and every impact was creating pain so I pulled off the track.

Calvin Vlaanderen
Marcus Pereira de Freitas
HRC General Manager - MXGP
It is hugely disappointing for Calvin and the whole team today. He was riding so well in practice and he had just posted the fastest lap in timed practice, so everyone was really happy with how things were going. It was especially good, because we’d had a positive week training here in Italy, making progress with a lot of things which we felt would help him achieve victory here.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas
Qualifying Race
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
Jorge 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 24:19.805
Jago 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team 9.852
Tom 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 15.416
Thomas 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 26.906
Mitchell 35 USA BUD Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki 38.553
Michele 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori 40.656
Darian 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki 42.192

Source: Honda Racing Corporation

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