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Thomas Covington wins the Grand Prix of Mexico

Thomas Covington of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory
Racing has claimed an impressive overall MX2 class win
at the GP of Leon, collecting a fourth place result and a
race win at the rough Mexican track.

Confident of strong results at a track where the American
had earned his first GP victory in 2015, Covington didn’t
fail to deliver in Leon. The weekend started with Thomas
getting a convincing qualifying race win to place himself
on pole position for MX2’s final motos. Getting a good jump
out of the gate in the opening moto, Covington found himself
in sixth at the end of the first lap. Making some crucial passes
he crossed the line fourth.

With his FC 250 machine powering him to the holeshot in moto two, Thomas made a smart and well-calculated race. Following Pauls Jonass for the first six laps, he made a successful move for the lead on lap seven and never looked back. Earning 43 points from the GP of
Leon Covington climbed to eighth in the provisional MX2 championship standings.

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Making the most out of a challenging GP, Covington’s Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 teammate Thomas Kjer-Olsen wrapped up round four of the series with a seventh place overall result. Starting both motos outside the top 10 the FC 250 mounted rider had to push hard to collect two seventh place results in Leon. Earning valuable points Kjer-Olsen remains fifth in the MX2 championship standings.

Following tough times during the last few rounds Conrad Mewse sat out of the Mexican GP. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 rider will return to action at the following round of the series in Italy. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round five of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Italy on April 15/16.          

Thomas Covington: “It was one of the best GPs of my career. I felt good throughout the weekend and that helped me stay focused and do my own races. Following our qualifying race win we had a great gate pick for the final motos. I didn’t get the best of starts in moto one but got my head down and managed to get fourth. My start was a lot better in moto two. I got the holeshot and soon found myself in second behind Jonass. I spotted some good lines and was able to make my move for the lead a few laps later. Winning the second moto and getting the overall victory is a great confidence booster. We had a rough start to this championship but things are a lot better now. I’m looking forward to the races to come.”                         



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