July 4th, 2017 – Husqvarna Bikes are proud to announce the extension of their agreements with MX2 class riders Thomas Kjer-Olsen and Thomas Covington. These new agreements see Kjer-Olsen remaining with the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing staff till no less than 2020 (an extra three years) whereas Covington will stay with the squad till the top of 2018.
Having fun with a stellar rookie season within the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship, 20-year-old Kjer-Olsen is presently third within the MX2 sequence. Getting two moto victories aboard Husqvarna’s FC 250 machine, the spotlight of the season thus far for the Dane has been an total class victory in the course of the MXGP of Latvia, on the sandy Kegums observe. Taking his struggle for the coveted MX2 World Championship into the 2018 season, Thomas Kjer-Olsen will proceed to race with Husqvarna Bikes’ official staff all through the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Presently sixth within the MX2 class of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship aboard his FC 250, Thomas Covington will proceed to race with the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing staff all through the 2018 season. Victorious at this 12 months’s MXGP of Mexico the place he claimed a powerful MX2 class total win, the American extra not too long ago battled by the warmth to earn third in the course of the current MXGP of Lombardia on the Ottobiano circuit. Remaining a part of the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing squad for a 3rd consecutive season, Covington is about to battle for his first World Championship title in 2018.
Thomas Kjer-Olsen: “I’m over the moon to be persevering with my profession with the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing staff. I’ve been working actually laborious and the outcomes we’ve been getting this 12 months present we’re in an excellent place. To stay with such a well-organised staff for one more three ears, I strongly imagine this may enable me to take my performances to an excellent increased stage. I’ll proceed doing my finest for podium outcomes and race victories this season after which the plan is to return again even stronger in 2018. Taking one step at a time my focus is to enhance on my velocity whereas staying as constant as doable. If our purpose for the present season has been the MX2 class podium, in 2018 I imagine I might be a robust contender for the title.”
Thomas Covington: “I’m actually excited to be staying with the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing MX2 staff and Jacky Martens for one more 12 months. Issues have been going fairly effectively for us and I imagine there’s a very robust reference to every member of our staff. Along with my teammate Thomas I feel we are going to make a really robust staff for the approaching season. We’ve made some large enhancements with the setup of the FC 250 not too long ago and we are going to maintain engaged on the small particulars. The outcomes have began to point out the laborious work we’re all placing in and the purpose is to maintain that momentum going. If we maintain doing what we do, making an attempt to stay constant, I imagine there might be extra race victories coming our method within the close to future.”
Jacky Martens – Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing Crew Supervisor: “We’re extraordinarily happy that we are going to proceed working with these two younger and proficient riders. Kjer-Olsen is certainly one of many largest surprises of this season. Because the reigning European Motocross Champion, it took him no time to point out his velocity in MX2. He’s been impressively quick because the first GP this season and we imagine that he’s bought far more to provide sooner or later. That is our second 12 months working along with Thomas Covington, who has additionally proved time and time once more that he’s an actual skilled. Going from strength-to-strength within the sequence, we strongly imagine that he’s greater than succesful to persistently battle for GP victories. With these two riders in our staff for 2018 we strongly imagine we are going to battle for the MX2 title subsequent season.”
Diego Clement – Head of Husqvarna Motorsports: “We’re delighted to be extending the contracts of each Kjer-Olsen and Covington. Regardless of their comparatively younger age each riders have proven what they’re able to and we’re completely happy they’ll proceed racing with the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing staff. Talking for everybody concerned, it’s a actual pleasure that we’re extending our working relationship with these two riders. Kjer-Olsen has actually impressed us all together with his efficiency thus far throughout his rookie season in MX2. Combining uncooked velocity, consistency and a extremely skilled perspective, we imagine he has a really robust future forward of him. Working with Covington since 2016, we’ve seen what the American is able to and sit up for additional supporting his title aspirations.”