Thomas Kjer Olsen Clinches Dutch Masters of Motocross Title
Olsen won the first heat convincingly and finished second in the final race,which left him with enough of a margin to win the title. Teammate Thomas Covington was third in the day and also in the championship.
Both riders had a string start to their weekend by qualifying first and second respectively. Covington took the early lead and won the qualifying race, and Olsen built up his race but could not get to the lead.
Olsen knew that he had to get good starts to fight off a championship challenge. In the first race, he started second and immediately challenged for the lead. After some initial challenges from championship rival Brian Bogers, he broke free and took the win. Thomas Covington had to battle forward from a lesser start, and succeeded in getting to third.
Covington did not repeat his mistake and set off like a rabbit in race two. He lead for a few laps, but crashed and dropped to fourth. He recovered to third for his full house of thirds. Olsen had the championship uppermost in his mind and wanted to avoid any mistakes. He drove a controlled race to second, then chased down the leader. In the end he had to be content with second, but the title was his.
The team will celebrate a title winning season, but not for too long. For next weekend they live up for the next round of the world championship series in Loket, Czech Republic.
Overall Dutch Masters Lichtenvoorde:
1 Brian Bogers 47 Pnt
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 47 Pnt
3 Thomas Covington 40 Pnt
4 David Herbreteau 36 Pnt
5 Ruben Fernandez 31 Pnt
Final Standings Dutch Masters of Motocross MX2:
1 Thomas Kjer Olsen 182 Pnt
2 Brian Bogers 176 Pnt
3 Thomas Covington 120 Pnt
4 David Herbreteau 109 Pnt
5 Freek van der Vlist 92 Pnt