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                     Thomas Kjer Olsen third overall at Grand Prix MX2 in France        

Once again securing a place on the overall MX2 class podium, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer Olsen has finished third overall at round seven of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of France.

Despite making things harder for himself than they should have been following a poor start in the second moto, TKO again delivered an impressive set of results to land his sixth podium finish from seven GPs. A relatively straightforward opening moto saw the Dane initially place fifth before moving to third on lap seven and going on to hold the position through to the end of the moto.


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Race two was to prove more challenging for TKO. With his start gate falling a little unpredictably, he found himself down in around 13th position. Making his way forward and into eighth by the end of the opening lap, a fall quickly undid much of the good work he’d done as he dropped to 12th. Making no further mistakes and charging hard he improved from ninth to sixth before taking over fifth on lap 14 and holding the position to the end of the race. With third overall TKO maintains his runner-up position in the MX2 class championship standings.

After placing 20th in the MX2 class timed practice Jed Beaton took no further part in the MXGP of France.
 
In the FIM Europe EMX125 European Motocross Championship, Kay de Wolf placed sixth overall on his TC 125. Placing 14th in the opening moto he then finished a strong third in the second moto and currently holds third in the series standings with three rounds remaining.
 
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will next be in action at round eight of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Russia, on June 9.

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Thomas Kjer Olsen: “Apart from the fact that I made things difficult for myself in the second moto it’s been a pretty good GP for me. I’m pleased with how I worked my way forward to get on the podium with my second moto result. The track was good – they ripped it less than previous years, so it was pretty consistent everywhere, just with some tricky ruts. I got a decent start in the first moto and rode a strong race. Third was where my pace was – I wasn’t going to catch the two riders ahead, so third was good. I was pleased with that. I guess the gate bobbled a little in the second moto and I got a horrible start, down in 12th or 13th. I pushed hard after that. I wanted to finish on the podium so I just gave it all I had. I’ll keep working now that we have a weekend without a GP. Russia’s a fun track so I’m looking forward to racing there.”

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