Rockstar Husqvarna’s 2021 MXGP rookie Thomas Kjer Olsen believes he can turn in a top-five performance in his debut season.

One of the best performing MX2 riders in recent years, the tall Dane, who placed third overall in both the 2017 and 2018 campaigns before going one better in 2019 as series runner-up, is relishing his opportunity to race against new competitors.

Entering the 2021 season following six overall podium results in 2020, including two back-to-back GP wins, TKO unquestionably signed off his impressive MX2 career on a highly positive note. The FC 450 rider now looks ahead to making his mark in the MXGP category.

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“The upcoming season is really exciting for me as I make the move up to the MXGP class,” said Olsen.

“I’ve had a really productive winter getting used to the FC 450 and I’m really happy with my bike and how I feel riding. It did take me a little time to adapt, and it was challenging initially because the bike’s more powerful, but now I feel really good.

“With the team we’ve made some good progress in recent weeks. It will be my first year in MXGP, but I believe I can battle inside the top five.

“For sure there are a lot of talented riders in the class and it won’t be easy, but I am ready for the challenge and I’m really looking forward to round one.”

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