Vlaanderen on his 450cc debut: Got my ass whipped
Calvin Vlaanderen made his 450cc race debut and had his first race for the Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha team at the Lacapelle Marival International race in France at the weekend. It wasn’t the best of weekends for Vlaanderen going 24-16 in the MX1 races but he should continue to improve as he gels with the bigger bike.
Vlaanderen acknowledges he got it handed to him on his first race but his smooth style should suit the bigger bike once he fully adapts and gets up to speed.
“Even though I got my ass whipped on the weekend in Lacapelle, I enjoyed being back racing and I’m motivated to improve each week! These 450 boys are fast”, Vlaanderen stated.
Next weekend the first round of the MXGP World Championship takes place at Matterley Basin and Vlaanderen will be hoping for two solid moto’s then improve from there during his rookie season in the class.