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Covington and Olsen on the podium in the Grand Prix of Lommel

Taking place at the iconic sand circuit of Lommel in Belgium, round 15 of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship saw the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing duo of Thomas Covington and Thomas Kjer-Olsen secure second and third overall in the MX2 class. Matching his season best result, Max Anstie made it to the third step of the podium in the MXGP category.

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Going from strength to strength in this second half of the 2018 championship, Thomas Covington has earned five podium results in the last six rounds of the series. The Amercian kicked off his weekend at the Lommel track by securing a strong third place result in the Qualifying Race.

Taking advantage of his good gate pick, Covington made two strong starts in the final MX2 motos. Securing the runner-up spot in the opening moto, the FC 250 powered rider suffered a mistake during the closing stages of moto two and had to settle for third at the chequered flag. Earning second overall the young American has reduced his gap to the top five in the provisional MX2 World Championship standings.

Putting in two strong moto performances, Covington’s MX2 class teammate Thomas Kjer-Olsen earned third overall in the 250cc category. Third in the opening race, the young Dane wrapped up the weekend with fourth in the final class moto.

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The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 16th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Switzerland on August 18/19.

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