UPDATED] ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING BATTLE THROUGH CHALLENGING CONDITIONS AT MXGP OF INDONESIA
TEAM ROOKIE THOMAS KJER-OLSEN EARNS FOURTH OVERALL AND MAINTAINS FOURTH IN MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
Showing good speed around the muddy and extremely challenging track in Pangkal Pinang, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer-Olsen earned fourth overall in the MX2 class at the MXGP of Indonesia. With the first two GPs of the new season now in the books, the young Dane is holding an impressive fourth overall in the 250cc class’ points standings.
In what was a tough GP for all teams and riders, organisers were forced to reduce the length of the event due to heavy rain and deteriorating track conditions. Following the cancellation of Saturday’s qualifying races, the second MX2 moto ended prematurely and the second MXGP moto was cancelled. Initially announcing the cancellation of the second MX2 moto, race organisers decided to reinstate the results from Sunday’s last moto so both race one and race two would count for the overall classification. Detailed moto two results are yet to be published.
Following his strong fourth overall result a week ago in Qatar, 19-year-old Thomas Kjer-Olsen was impressively fast in the muddy conditions of the Indonesian GP. Starting the first MX2 moto outside the top 10, and despite suffering two small crashes, the young Dane put on a strong charge to cross the line in sixth. Getting a better start in moto two, Thomas claimed fifth for an impressive fourth overall at the GP.
For Kjer-Olsen’s Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 teammate Thomas Covington the GP of Indonesia brought mixed fortunes. Fighting his way up to 11th after a bad start in moto one, the American had a fall and was unable to finish race one. Battling his way from the back of the pack in moto …read more