From the MXGP of Qatar entry list:
64 Covington, Thomas USA Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
He is entered for the first round. I thought he was riding for Mitch in the US. First I heard of this but yet again I wasn't following too close either. How do you think he will do?
Zook11 saying he`s gonna crush those euros in three, two, one.....
The pessimist says it can`t get any worse, the optimist says it can.
based upon his results last year at materly basin i think somewhere in between 10-15 depends if he has made alot of progress over the winter.
He whas solid top 5 in the European mx class last year in UK
although Materly basin is a track that leans closer to AMA tracks i do think he needs some time to get used to the gp tracks
If he gets aclimated fast enough and had a good off season he should be able too crack in the top 10
the first two GP's are in March, so he's probably using them as a warm-up for the ama nationals which start in May
Edit: just checked his twitter and he said he'll be riding the first four GPs.... good stuff
Per his twitter he is racing the first 4 GP's
Will he be better or worse than Decotis? I have not been so impressed just yet with Bisceglia or Mcelrath's pro results and I do not recall Covington being a threat to those two at Loretta's last summer.
He's been working with Johnny O. It'll be interesting to see how he does.
He looked like a very tidy rider at Matterly Basin last year. Looking forward to seeing him at Hawkstone next month.
Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash
At Matterly he rode out of the CLS kawasaki tent and stayed at Tommy Searle's house . Will he be doing the same now CLS have dropped pro circuit or is the monster connection getting him a bike?