THOMAS COVINGTON CLAIMS FOURTH OVERALL IN MANTOVA

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Showing impressive speed around the sandy Mantova track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MX2 rider Thomas Covington ended round 12 of the Motocross World Championship with a season best fourth place overall result at the GP of Lombardia in Italy.

Battling through the near 40-degree heat the young American kicked off Sunday’s final races with a convincing holeshot in MX2’s opening moto. Leading the field for the first two laps, Thomas went on to secure his best race result from the season finishing moto one in fourth place.

Not getting such a good start in moto two Covington powered his way from 14th at the end of lap one to an eventual fifth at the chequered flag. Collecting 34 championship points from both motos he missed out on his first overall podium result of the season by just one-point.

For Covington’s MXGP teammate Max Nagl a series of mistakes in moto two frustratingly prevented the German from hunting for his sixth podium result of the season.

Despite not getting a perfect jump out of the gate in the opening moto Nagl emerged second out of the first corner. Following race leader Tim Gajser for the greatest part of the race he lost two positions in the last four laps to finish fourth. Getting a bad start in moto two he was forced to push hard, suffering three small crashes. He crossed the line in 16th for 10th overall at the GP of Lombardia.

Once again showing he has the speed to battle for the top 10 in MXGP, Nagl’s teammate Christophe Charlier was unable to get the starts that he wanted in either of the two motos. The Frenchman wrapped up the weekend with 14/12 results for 12th overall.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MX2 rider Max Anstie enjoyed a GP of mixed fortunes. The young Brit put in a strong moto one performance to cross the finish line in fifth place. Hitting the gate and loosing a lot of time at the start of moto two, he later saw another rider crash in front of him and was forced to abandon his race.

Continuing his strong form in his first season racing the MX2 class of the Motocross World Championship, Conrad Mewse earned his second consecutive top 10 overall result at the GP of Lombardia. Finishing 16th in moto one the 16-year-old Brit came back stronger to wrap up the weekend with ninth in MX2 moto two.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will now take a short break before returning to action at round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Loket, the Czech Republic on July 23/24.

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