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Thomas Olsen’s dream season tastes moreish

With three race wins and only losing one elimination round out of four championship events, nobody deserved the EDRS Pro Nordic MC Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship better than Thomas Lysebraate Olsen. During the 2017 season many dreams came true for the 26 year old rider from Norway, as he not only won his first title, but he also won his first ever Pro Stock Motorcycle race and broke the 300 km/h barrier for the first time. “We know the competition will be tough, but we want to win the title once again in 2018,” said Olsen, looking forward to the start of his new season. Continue reading

Jan Sturla Hegre: the 2017 EDRS Pro Nordic MC title was a real team win

Jan Sturla Hegre won the EDRS Pro Nordic MC Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship last season for the second time in three years. After a title in 2015, the still only 30-year-old Norwegian rider bounced back from a number three position in 2016, to win the 2017 title by beating 2016 champion Thomas Pettersson. “We won the title at the last race of the season, the Dico Internationals at Tierp Arena, and it was a real team effort,” said Hegre, still proud of what the team achieved that weekend in August. Continue reading

Jumping off the bike in 300 km/h

Crashing is something motorcycle drag racers do not talk or think about. But they should do to be prepared for it, as it can happen to anybody. It happened to Kalle Lyrén this season at Tierp Arena, and the multiple EDRS Pro Nordic MC Pro Stock Motorcycle champion knows for sure that he escaped serious injuries not only by wearing the right safety equipment, but also the fact that they talked a lot in the team about ‘what to do when you crash’. Kalle Lyrén looks back at what happened, the moments after the crash and his comeback in August where he ran 7.0 seconds in his first run after the crash, in the same lane where he crashed two months before. The crash also made him think about what is most important in life. Continue reading

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