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Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna Racing Make The Best of A Tough Day At Latvian GP

Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna Racing Make The Best of A Tough Day At Latvian GP

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team had a difficult outing at the Latvian Grand Prix in Kegums, Latvia. Despite this, both riders gave it their all, and Jed Beaton maintained his third position in the world standings, whilst Thomas Kjer Olsen climbed up to sixth.

A major setback struck the team in the week leading up to the GP. Thomas Kjer Olsen crashed during a training session, and broke his shoulder blade, added to a painful neck and back. Olsen was determined to participate if it all was possible, though. He gritted through time training with 17th time on the clock being the result. 

The first heat yielded early trouble for teammate Jed Beaton, who crashed just after the start and had to play catch up. Yet another crash during the heat lost him more time, and he had to fight hard to return from outside the top 20 to 15th. In the second race, he was in the thick of things, and fought hard for sixth place.

Thomas Kjer Olsen had to bit through the pain. He was as high as sixth place, but had to drop back due to the pain, and eventually finished 11th. In the second heat, he proved his grit, forcing his way from a an initial placement outside the top 20 to ninth. 

Thomas was eighth overall for the day, one ahead of teammate Jed. Jed is currently third in the world standings and Thomas is sixth. The next round of the series is already this coming Wednesday at the same track.

Overall Grand Prix MX2 Latvia:
1 Tom Vialle 47 Pnt
2 Roan van de Moosdijk 40 Pnt
3 Mathys Boisrame 38 Pnt
4 Ruben Fernandez 34 Pnt
5 Ben Watson 31 Pnt
8 Thomas Kjer Olsen 22 Pnt
9 Jed Beaton 21 Pnt

World Championship Standings MX2:
1 Tom Vialle 134 Pnt
2 Jago Geerts 112 Pnt
3 Jed Beaton 95 Pnt
4 Maxime Renaux 86 Pnt
5 Ben Watson 79 Pnt
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 73 Pnt