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Olsen worlchampionship oct 2018

Thomas Kjer-Olsen secures third in the world championship MX2

With the curtains on the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship falling at the Imola track, Thomas Kjer-Olsen and Thomas Covington have ended their seasons by securing second and third place overall results in the MX2 category at the GP of Italy. Earning further hard-earned championship points ensures the two Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders placed third and fifth respectively in the 2018 MX2 World Championship.

The man-made track built inside the historic Imola circuit allowed young Dane Thomas Kjer-Olsen to demonstrate his skills at yet another GP. Runner-up in the opening race and fourth in moto two, Thomas ended the season in a strong second overall in the MX2 class at Imola.

Following Kjer-Olsen in third overall was his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team partner Thomas Covington. Running third for most of the opening moto, the American made a few mistakes in the closing stages of the race and had to settle for seventh at the line. Returning stronger in moto two, he claimed the holeshot and went on to cross the line in third position.


Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “It feels great to end this season with third in the MX2 championship. Throughout the year I got on the podium ten times and I also got one overall win. It’s been a long and demanding year of racing and this third place in the championship is the best reward for all the hard work. From the start of the series until the very last GP here at Imola I really did all I could. I am lucky to have this great team and I can’t thank them enough for standing by my side in every step I take.”

Thomas Covington: “With this being my last GP it’s been a stressful weekend here in Italy and I am glad I wrapped it up with a spot on the podium. The track was slippery and quite technical, but I kept pushing for the best possible result in each and every session. In the opening moto I made a few mistakes in the last few laps and missed the chance for a top-three result. Then in moto two I got off to a good start and kept a good pace from start to finish. I’m really happy to end this season on the podium.” 
      

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