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Thomas Covington podium place at Portuguese GP at Agueda

Thomas Covington of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing scored a podium finish at the Portuguese GP at Agueda. The American rider finished third in both heats. Thomas Kjer Olsen was fourth overall and Conrad Mewse was 19th.

Covington Agueda juli 2017
Thomas Covington got one of his usual bullet starts in race one and took the early lead. He held onto first spot for a number of laps. In the latter part of the race Pauls Jonass and Jeremy Seewer passed him so he had to be satisfied with third position.

Another holeshot in race two again gave Covington the early lead. This time Jonass passed him early on, and Seewer also made his way past again. With a pair of thirds, Covington was third overall for the day.

Thomas Kjer Olsen struggled in the beginning of race 1 and dropped back from second to fifth place. After some tough duels, he managed to gain one spot back to finish fourth.

A start just inside the top ten left Olsen with more work in race two. He acquitted himself well and finished fifth for fourth overall.

Conrad Mewse had a reality Grand Prix. He stated the first race in 20th spot, and battled to improve to 17th by race end. A much better start in race two had him in sixth. The relentless piece and a few mistakes conspired against him and he finished 19th.

The GP series has a two week break and after that the series continues at Loket in the Czech Republic.

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