Thomas Kjer Olsen starts his season with a second position in Hawkstone Park

Courtesy of arno@motorpers.nl

Enjoying a solid day of racing at the 2018 edition of the Hawkstone International MX, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Thomas Kjer-Olsen finished second in the highly-competitive 250cc class.

The Hawkstone International MX marked the first competition outing in 2018 for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 class rider Thomas Kjer-Olsen. Earning 3/2 results in the two MX2 class motos contested, the young Dane secured a solid runner-up class result. Battling against the MX1 class riders, Thomas wrapped up the day with seventh in the Superfinal.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team members Gautier Paulin, Max Anstie and Thomas Kjer-Olsen will be back in action on February 18 at the Lacapelle Marival International MX in France. It will be their last international event before the start of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Argentina on March 3/4.





Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “I felt good during the whole day here in England and it was great to kick off the new season with a strong result. In the opening MX2 moto I had a bad start but managed to find my way close to the top after a few laps. Then in the second moto my start was better and I managed to put in some fast laps. We had a good battle with Jonass and I crossed the line in second. In the Superfinal we had the chance to race against the MX1 class riders and that was a great experience. I had a good start and was racing in fifth but I made a small mistake, went off the track and ended up crossing the line in seventh place. Overall, I’m happy with my performance and I’m looking forward to racing in France next week.”

MX2 – Race 1
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM); 2. Martin Barr (Husqvarna); 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna)

MX2 – Race 2
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM); 2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna); 3. Adam Sterry (Kawasaki)

MX1/MX2 Superfinal
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM); 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM); 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 6. Max Anstie (Husqvarna); 7. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna)

MX2 – Race 1
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM); 2. Martin Barr (Husqvarna); 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna)

MX2 – Race 2
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM); 2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna); 3. Adam Sterry (Kawasaki)

MX1/MX2 Superfinal
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM); 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM); 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 6. Max Anstie (Husqvarna); 7. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna)

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