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Strong performance of Covington and Olsen in the Grand Prix of Lombardia

Lambardija Covington juni 2018

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Covington has finished as runner-up at round 11 of the 2018 FIM World Motocross Championship with Thomas Kjer-Olsen placing fourth.

Lombardija Olsen juni 2018
Following his win in Saturday’s MX2 Qualifying Race, Thomas Covington rode a strong race one. Just pipped to the holeshot, Covington immediately set about chasing down the leader before moving into first position mid-way through the race. The American, riding smooth and fast in the difficult conditions, controlled the pace perfectly from the front to take the win by over five seconds. Thomas Kjer-Olsen also had a great first moto, battling his way through the field to claim fifth place at the finish.

In the second MX2 moto, Covington made another solid start, running within the top-three. Towards the close of the race he was passed by Kjer-Olsen who took second at the line. Covington would take fourth position, enough to elevate him from eighth to sixth in the MX2 championship standings. Kjer-Olsen retains third as the 2018 season hits its halfway point.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 12th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Indonesia on June 30 - July 1.

Thomas Covington: “That has been a really good weekend for me, right from getting the qualifying win again on Saturday. I knew conditions would be tough here this year but I managed to find a really good flow in moto one. I followed Prado for half the race and then made my move, after that I managed to keep a good gap between us. In the second moto I struggled a little to run at the pace I wanted to and ended up using too much energy. I am happy to take a second podium in a row though and now I’m looking forward to the next round.”

Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “Overall, I am happy with how things went today. I didn’t get the best start in the first moto and it put me on the back foot a little. I made my way up through the field to finish fifth. I wanted a lot more from the second race and managed to get a better start behind my team-mate. I got past him for second and that’s where I finished. I am happy with the result and pleased with my riding – I felt strong all day.”



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