16.04.2018
MXGP Motocross Weltmeisterschaft News
Thomas Kjer Olsen returns to the MX2 podium in Portugal

Putting in two strong motos at a rutted and demanding Agueda track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer-Olsen has battled his way back to the MX2 class podium at the MXGP of Portugal. Securing the runner-up spot in the overall standings, the young Dane remains third in the 2018 MX2 World Championship’s provisional standings.

Returning to the historic Agueda track, round five of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship saw Kjer-Olsen secure his fourth podium result for the season. Kicking off the weekend in Portugal with a strong second place result in the Qualifying Race, the FC 250 powered rider went on to claim 4/2 results in the MX2 final motos.

For Kjer-Olsen’s MX2 teammate Thomas Covington the GP of Portugal proved to be challenging. Enjoying a great start to the first MX2 race the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider was second for the first six laps of the race before twisting his knee. Covington too no further part in the GP of Portugal and will undergo further medical tests on Monday to assess the extent of the injury.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the sixth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Russia on April 30, May 1.

Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “I was looking forward to a good result coming into this weekend. My goal was to remain solid and I’m really happy I got away with one more podium result for the season. In the opening moto I got a decent start and after a steady race I managed to get fourth. Then in moto two I got myself up into second and stayed there for most of the race. In the last few laps a few small mistakes allowed Ben Watson to get really close but I am happy I managed to retain second for second overall at the GP. I am just so happy to finish on the podium and I want to thank all my team for all their hard work and dedication.”

Thomas Covington: “I got off to a great start in the opening moto and quickly found myself in second position. My pace was good and I really wanted to battle for the win in the first race. Six or seven laps into the moto I hit a soft spot as I was going into a turn and hurt my knee. There was a lot of mud in some places and that made things harder. It’s the same knee I hurt at the end of last season at the Motocross of Nations and the pain was too much to continue. Right now I am not exactly sure what the extent of the injury is. We will get it checked with my doctors first thing tomorrow morning and hopefully we can start making plans for my return to the races soon.”
Overall Grand Prix MX2 Portugal:
1 Jorge Prado 50 Pnt
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 40 Pnt
3 Jed Beaton 38 Pnt
4 Ben Watson 36 Pnt
5 Pauls Jonass 36 Pnt

World Championship Standings MX2:
1 Pauls Jonass 216 Pnt
2 Jorge Prado 202 Pnt
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 185 Pnt
4 Ben Watson 141 Pnt
5 Jed Beaton 129 Pnt
11 Thomas Covington 91 Pnt

Fotos: Bavo

 

 

 

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