Courtesy of MotocrossPlanet
Thomas Kjer Olsen of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 has scored another fourth position in round three of the world championship MX2 in Argentina. Thomas Kjer-Olsen put in a good fight for the top three in each moto. Getting a great start in race one the young Dane managed to stay close to the leading group. Putting in some consistently fast laps he came home in fourth place. Suffering a small fall in moto two, Kjer-Olsen fought back to an eventual seventh place, for sixth overall in the MX2 class.
Thomas Covington wrapped up round three of the 2017 series with 14th overall in MX2. Showing some impressive speed in moto one the young American made some good passes to end up eighth at the flag. Unable to get a decent race pace following his opening lap crash with teammate Thomas Kjer-Olsen, Covington settled for 20th in moto two.
Suffering two bad starts in both MX2 motos Conrad Mewse was unable to show his speed in Argentina. Collecting 27/26 moto results the young Brit rounded out his participation at the GP with 28th overall in MX2 class.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round four of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Mexico on April 1/2.
Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “I’m really happy with how things are going at the moment. This might just be my first full season in MX2 but we’ve already showed what we’re capable of. I felt very confident on my bike again this weekend and we battled for the top three in both motos. In moto one I got a good start inside the top five and went on to claim fourth. Unfortunately, a small crash with my teammate in moto two didn’t let me fight for the overall podium. But I got back on the bike and continued to push ending up seventh for sixth overall at the GP. We’re currently fifth in the points standings and we will continue giving our best for the top three in each moto.”
Thomas Covington: “Conditions were totally different than in any of the previous two GPs but I’m glad our speed was there. I missed the start in the opening moto and had to battle from outside the top 15 to finally end up eighth. I struggled a bit with arm pump but overall I felt quite good. In the second moto we got together with Kjer-Olsen and unfortunately I could not find a good race pace after that. I was also feeling a little bit sick during the weekend and that didn’t make things any easier. I got 14 overall from this GP but obviously I want more. The season is long and it’s up to me now to go get what’s there for me.”
Conrad Mewse: “I did my best on this demanding track but nothing seemed to go our way. After Indonesia, where I kind of felt under the weather, I was hoping for some improved results in Argentina. Unfortunately, my starts were not good in both motos so again I found myself battling for the top 20. It’s been a hectic start to the championship with lots of travelling and very demanding racing conditions. We have one more GP in South America and then I’ll be looking forward to returning to Europe. We need to continue working. I know there’s so much more to give and I’ve got to find a way to make this happen.”
Overall Grand Prix MX2 in Argentina:
1 Pauls Jonass 50 Pnt
2 Jorge Prado 40 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 38 Pnt
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 32 Pnt
14 Thomas Covington 14 Pnt
28 Conrad Mewse 0 Pnt
World Championship Standings MX2:
1 Jeremy Seewer 110 Pnt
2 Pauls Jonass 107 Pnt
3 Benoit Paturel 103 Pnt
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 99 Pnt
15 Thomas Covington 40 Pnt
26 Conrad Mewse 0 Pnt