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Husqvarna extends contracts with Covington and Kjer-Olsen
Husqvarna Motorcycles have extended their agreements with MX2 class riders Thomas Kjer-Olsen and Thomas Covington.

These new agreements see Kjer-Olsen remaining with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team until at least 2020 (an additional 3 years) while Covington will remain with the squad until the end of 2018.

Enjoying a stellar rookie season in the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship, 20-year-old Kjer-Olsen is currently third in the MX2 series. Getting two moto victories aboard Husqvarna‰Ûªs FC 250 machine, the highlight of the season so far for the Dane has been an overall class victory during the MXGP of Latvia, at the sandy Kegums track. Taking his fight for the coveted MX2 World Championship into the 2018 season, Thomas Kjer-Olsen will continue to race with Husqvarna Motorcycles‰Ûª official team throughout the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm over the moon to be continuing my career with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team," Kjer-Olsen enthused. "I‰Ûªve been working really hard and the results we‰Ûªve been getting this year show we‰Ûªre in a very good position. To remain with such a well-organised and professional team for another three ears, I strongly believe this will allow me to take my performances to an even higher level.

"I‰Ûªll continue doing my best for podium results and race victories this season and then the plan is to come back even stronger in 2018," he continued, "Taking one step at a time my focus is to improve on my speed while staying as consistent as possible. If our goal for the current season has been the MX2 class podium, in 2018 I believe I could be a strong contender for the title.‰Û
Husqvarna extends contracts with Covington and Kjer-Olsen
Thomas Kjer-Olsen will stay with Husqvarna for a further 3 years
Currently sixth in the MX2 class of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship aboard his FC 250, Thomas Covington will continue to race with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team throughout the 2018 season. Victorious at this year‰Ûªs MXGP of Mexico where he claimed an impressive MX2 class overall win, the American more recently battled through the heat to earn third during the recent MXGP of Lombardia at the Ottobiano circuit. Remaining part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing squad for a third consecutive season, Covington is set to battle for his first World Championship title in 2018.

"I‰Ûªm really excited to be staying with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team and Jacky Martens for another year," Covington said. "Things have been going quite well for us and I believe there is a very strong connection with each member of our team. Together with my teammate Thomas I think we will make a very strong team for the coming season. We‰Ûªve made some big improvements with the setup of the FC 250 recently and we will keep working on the small details. The results have started to show the hard work we‰Ûªre all putting in and the goal is to keep that momentum going. If we keep doing what we do, trying to remain consistent, I believe there will be more race victories coming our way in the near future.‰Û
Husqvarna extends contracts with Covington and Kjer-Olsen
Thomas Covington has re-signed for the 2018 season only

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