MX2 rider Calvin Vlaanderen has made perfect use of his time after the event at RedSand to fully recover from the health condition that affected his training program and overall form in the last two rounds. The young South African rider also took part in the second round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross, riding his Honda CRF250RW machine to first and second places in the two motos, which took place last Monday.
"Round four of the World Championship coming up this weekend in Arco di Trento, and I‰Ûªm feeling ready!" Vlaanderen enthused. "I‰Ûªm finally better with the small injury and sickness I had in the last two weeks, which means I was back to my normal training program after Spain. I enjoy the Pietramurata track, I‰Ûªve raced there a few times and I gel well with the track. I hope to see a lot of fans turning up from Saturday morning, as it‰Ûªs always the case in Italy!"
HRC General Manager - MXGP - Marcus Pereira de Freitas, added, "Arco is a very special place where as a team we have enjoyed some good success in the past. Obviously, we are hoping for good weather as we‰Ûªre aware of the massive crowd that normally attends this event: we are expecting a lot of fans there ‰ÛÒ and many Honda ones, too!
"After Tim‰Ûªs qualifying race win at RedSand, the goal for him is to keep building confidence as well as getting closer to the front on Sunday. He needs more consistency, but consistency comes through riding and racing, and this is all he needs now. Calvin had a solid weekend in Spain despite not being 100%, so we look forward to seeing more out of him this weekend." de Freitas concluded.