Pelotrain Team rider Calvin Vlaanderan Loket EMX125 round

Pelotrain team rider Calvin Vlaanderan took a break off his South African race calendar to go over and test the waters in the European 125cc Championship and World Championships before returning to South Africa for the final round of the South African 125 highschool Championship.

Calvin raced Loket this past weekend and for his 1st event he came away with stellar results.

Qualifying on Friday placed Calvin in 11th place and a place for the main event.

Moto 1:

A good start put Calvin in 5th place but with nerves and a few mistakes being made Calvin got moved to 9th place but halfway into the moto he found his groove again and started making some ground up on the front runners and moved into 7th by the end of the moto. Great result for Calvin and confidence heading into moto 2.

Moto 2:

Another great jump off the gate saw Calvin unfortunately be pushed wide into the 1st corner and round the 1st lap in 14th position. He worked his way into 13th position and that’s when the rain started to come into play and make the circuit very slippery. He managed to make up another position and end off the moto in 12th which gave him 9th overall for the day.

An excellent result for the 15yr old against some serious competition and older riders in the class.

Calvin now races the World Championships in Italy this coming weekend


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