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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.

Date: 06-08-2018

Weekend without points for the Forward racing Team in Germany

Riders found themselves having to deal with a slippery tarmac and a long race which did not allowed them to get better placements. In the end, the Sachsenring circuit proved to be difficult.

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Stefano Manzi suffered from the poor grip of this track and had to stop in the pit lane to check the condition of his bike after a slight track exit. After starting again he unfortunately already lost a few laps.

Stefano:“The race weekend started well, but unexpectedly in the warm-up I suffered from a lack of grip on this type of tarmac and we couldn’t improve it in the race. I will have to work hard to understand the causes and find the changes to compensate the missing grip.”

Eric Granado ont he other hand managed to finish the 28 laps with a constant pace but only with a small improvement over the lead in the standings. He closed the race in 21st position.

Eric:“It was a hard and long race, I started well, but after a couple of turns there was a contact with another rider that made me lose the positions I had recovered. The track conditions were very difficult, many riders crashed, I found a good pace and managed to be consistent throughout the race turning very close to my best time.”

The second part of the championship will start in BRNO, Czech Republic at August 3.
Date: 01-08-2018
Thomas Covington podium place at the Grand Prix MX2 in Czech Republic

Thomas Covington of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing competed for the victory in the fourteenth match for the MX2 World Championship in Loket, Czech Republic. Covington managed to finish in second place in both motos and finished third in the day standings.

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Covington was strong on the Loket technical circuit. The weekend could not start better on Saturday as Covington won the qualifying heat and captured the pole position. With the two second places he managed to win in the motos, he remains in sixth place in the standings of the MX2 world championship.

Thomas Kjer Olsen managed to continue his good form in Loket over the past few weeks. After he finished third in the qualifying heat he crashed at the start of the first moto. From one last place he fought all the way back to seventh place and added a fourth place later in the day, which made him fifth in the day standings.

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In two weeks the home Grand Prix of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will be on the calendar in Lommel, Belgium.

Date: 23-07-2018


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