The two Danish brothers Stefan Kjer Olsen and Thomas Kjer Olsen have signed an agreement to ride the Yamahas of the Italian based Team Jtech Racing in the EMX-2 class. At the same time the two Danish riders have signed an agreement with former GP winner Brian Jorgensen who will function as new manager and trainer for the duo and he was responsible for the contact between the riders and team.
Last year Stefan, the elder of the brothers, ended the EMX-2 as number 8 in the series after being a title contender until the last race. This year he is aiming for the overall top 3 and will be doing that on that Jtech Yamaha from next weekend’s race in Saint Jean d’Angely, France.
“I’m very excited about riding for Team Jtech Racing. We have been testing the bikes and visiting the team together with Brian. Everybody is very friendly and I have a good feeling about everything. I already had a good start to the season with good results in the ADAC Masters and leading the Danish Championship, but above all I´m aiming at top 3 in EMX-2 at the end of the season. I believe it’s a possible goal to reach together with Jtech Racing,” said Stefan Kjer.
Thomas Kjer Olsen, the younger of the two brothers, only just turned 15 a month ago and due to injury last year he never got to race the EMX-125 class as planned. Being a tall fellow he then decided to join his brother on the bigger bike and will also race the complete EMX-2 series for Jtech Racing.
“This is a big opportunity for me but it will also be a tough challenge which I am very excited to take a charge at. I’m not going to race for any top spots this year; I will be there to learn how to ride with the big boys and develop my skills on the big bike. I’m looking forward to do that with Jtech and Brian Jorgensen who we both know very well as he already trained us earlier on, so we know what we are in for,” said Thomas Kjer.
The former GP winner Brian Jorgensen was also very happy about his new job with the two talented riders and added the following:
“This is serious business and it means hard work for all of us. At the end of the day it’s the riders who need to perform on the track but I will make sure that they come prepared in their mind and on the bike.
These two riders are the most talented riders we have in Denmark right now. Stefan is very close to be on a GP level and Thomas just has everything it takes to make it in the next few years. They both need more development and that is where I come into the picture. I also have a lot of trust in the whole Jtech Racing Team with Gabrielle Rinaldi as Team manager and Iller Aldini who is in charge of the engine development. Aldini made my own engines at one point so I know firsthand that he knows all about making race engines.“