A Talent Of Gold. A few photos from my new book, Will To Victory where I spent the entire race weekend in Switzerland with Honda MX2 rider Calvin Vlaanderen. HRC occupies a storied place in the grand prix paddock, that reputation coming more from prior eras than today. Still, the energy Honda is putting into their program is significant and I wanted to show what it is like today behind all those walled-off sections of the HRC awning. Momentum was growing for Calvin when he arrived in Switzerland with his first grand prix overall coming a few weeks earlier in Indonesia and another, perhaps more impressive, come-from-behind moto win in Loket. Certainly it felt like more moto wins and perhaps overalls were coming. The track in Frauenfeld suits Calvin too, with long technical ruts developing. On Saturday he was 4th in timed practice and 7th in the qualifying race. But Sunday's first moto saw the CRF250 suddenly quit after 10 minutes of racing and, with it, Calvin's chance at an overall. He rallied back in the second moto finishing 4th behind Australian Hunter Lawrence. While it was a difficult weekend, the 2018 season showed Calvin has the talent to become a regular on the MX2 podium, if not for overalls. Pre order your copy of Will To Victory today and receive a free print of Jeffrey Herlings at the Grand Prix of Trentino, winner of Racer X favourite magazine cover of 2018. Link in bio!