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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna riders in the top ten in GP MX2 in Assen

Thomas Kjer-Olsen was the highest placed Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider claiming fifth overall in the 250cc class at the penultimate round of the world championship MX2 in Assen, the Netherlands. Getting eighth in the opening moto, the FC 250 powered rider put in a solid moto two performance to cross the line third. Collecting 33 points the young Dane has mathematically secured a strong third place in the 2017 MX2 World Championship.

Enjoying a strong moto one performance that saw the American cross the finish line in third place, Thomas Covington was faced with a mountain to climb after an early crash in moto two. Battling back to reach the finish line in 13th place, Covington secured seventh overall at the GP of The Netherlands.

Demonstrating he had the speed to battle for the top three in both motos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Conrad Mewse eventually claimed 10th overall at the Dutch GP. Suffering a late moto crash while racing in third, the Brit had to settle for sixth in the opening moto. Getting the holeshot in moto two, Conrad quickly found himself leading the race. Holding on to the lead for the first ten minutes, he run low on energy eventually settling for 12th at the finish.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the last round of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Villars sous Ecot, France on September 15/16.

Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “Overall, I’m happy with fifth overall here in The Netherlands. The track was challenging and it was really easy to make a mistake. In the opening moto I didn’t manage to get the best of starts so found myself battling for the top six. I pushed hard and managed to put myself in sixth, but a small mistake dropped me back to eight at the chequered flag. In moto two I started inside the top 10 but started making some good passes quite early in the moto. My speed was good so I managed to cross the line in third. I’m looking forward to the final round in France next week. No matter what happens in France we’ve secured third in the series and that is very positive for the future.”

Thomas Covington: “I felt comfortable on my bike throughout the weekend. My start was good in the opening moto and soon I found myself racing in third. I made an attack for the runner-up spot but Prado was just too far

Conrad Mewse: “The speed was there this weekend and I had some great moments in both motos. In moto one I got off to a good start. Making some passes I found myself racing in third but a fall in the rhythm section dropped me back again. When I got back on my bike I tried to push again and crossed the line in sixth place. Getting the holeshot in moto two felt good. We had a good battle with Jorge Prado but I managed to make a small gap up front. I gave my all and managed to retain the lead for the first ten minutes of the race, but with the track being so demanding I started feeling tired and was unable to keep the same lap times. I had to settle for 12th in moto two. We still have one round to go and I really want to wrap up this season on a high.”
Overall MX2 Assen:
1 Jorge Prado 47 pnt
2 Pauls Jonass 39 pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 38 pnt
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 33 pnt
7 Thomas Covington 28 pnt
10 Conrad Mewse 24 pnt

World Championship Standings MX2:
1 Pauls Jonass 735 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 694 Pnt
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 556 Pnt
4 Benoit Paturel 504 Pnt
5 Thomas Covington 485 Pnt

15 Conrad Mewse 216 Pnt




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