Rockstar Husqvarna’s Thomas Kjer Olsen enjoyed a successful start to his 2021 season, claiming a brace of podiums at the opening round of the Internazionali d’Italia series in Riola Sardo, Sardinia.

Making his highly-anticipated competitive debut aboard FC 450 machinery, the sandy and demanding Italian circuit provided the perfect setting for Olsen to experience race conditions for the first time in ahead of the upcoming MXGP World Championship season opener.

“Today was really good and I couldn’t really ask for more on my 450 debut,” said Olsen. “The winter has been really positive with the team, testing and training, but there is nothing like getting some gate drops and races in before the season starts.

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“Overall, it has been a great day. Two great starts, solid riding and I felt strong at the end of each race as well so today was really positive for me and the team. We have worked really hard over the winter and I think that really showed today.”

With a strong maiden 450 performance now under his belt, Olsen looks forward to lining up for round two of the Internazionali d’Italia series in Alghero on Sunday, March 7.

You can view all of Internazionali D’Italia race results by clicking here.

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