Thomas Kjer Olsen second in international race in Lacapelle Marival

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer-Olsen rounded out his pre-season racing activities with a strong runner-up result in the MX2 class in Lacapelle Marival, France. Fourth in the opening moto, the young Dane went on to claim a solid second in the 250cc class’ second race. Battling through a bad start, Thomas wrapped up the day with eighth in the Superfinal.

Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “It was a good last test today and I’m happy with second overall. Conditions were tricky today so it was crucial to avoid mistakes. In the opening moto I didn’t manage to get the desired feeling in the mud. My start was good but then I had two small crashes that didn’t let me battle for the top three. I had a much better start in moto two and managed to secure second. With the team we made some suspension adjustments during the break and that worked to our favour. In the Superfinal my start was not great so I did my best and ended up eighth. We’ve worked really hard during the off-season and now I feel 100% ready for the start of the World Championship in two weeks time in Argentina.”

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders will now head to Argentina for the start of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship on March 3/4.

Overall MX2 Lacapelle Marival:
1 Hunter Lawrence 47 Pnt
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 40 Pnt
3 Jed Beaton 40 Pnt
4 Pauls Jonass 40 Pnt
5 Adam Sterry 34 Pnt
Results superfinal:
1 Jeffrey Herlings
2 Max Anstie
3 Clement Desalle
4 Shaun Simpson
5 Pauls Jonass
8 Thomas Kjer Olsen

Picture by Bavo

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