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