Olsen does the double in MX2 at Matterley Basin!
Thomas Kjer Olsen won both races in style at Matterley Basin and now leads the MX2 world championship, and looks set to give the injured Jorge Prado a big battle this season for the world title.
Olsen got two good starts and worked his way into the lead passing Vialle both times to control the pace at the front leaving the rest to battle behind.
Henri Jacobi was impressive all weekend and passed Vialle for third to take second overall while Vialle rode superb taking two holeshots as the only factory KTM rider to take his first GP podium in only his second ever race at world championship level.
Ben Watson was best Brit in fifth but Ben couldn’t quite get his rhythm in either race early enough to contend for the podium.
Conrad Mewse suffered a bike malfunction in race one that dropped him from fourth to sixth in the final two turns, and then he DNF’d race two with another bike issue after coming through the field into the top fifteen. The disappointment was clear and Mewse had to be consoled in pitlane such was the disappointment after riding so well all weekend.