Covington 2019

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10/12/2018 4:13 AM

After MXON I’m really curious how he’s going to stack up. He was podium and winning races against the guys that were running fast at Red Bud. Just a thought.

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10/12/2018 5:44 AM

I think he wins a few motos and is top 3 in points..

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10/12/2018 6:54 AM

He needs to survive SX first which is hard to do on the first try. I hope he keeps it on two wheels through the series so we can see him
Outdoors!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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10/12/2018 7:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2018 7:06 AM

bvm111 wrote:

He needs to survive SX first which is hard to do on the first try. I hope he keeps it on two wheels through the series so we ...more

100% agree on that. Well said Sir! SX is a bitch your first go around, but I’d love to see him put one hell of a dent in the outdoors next summer. Kid has skills, our version of outdoors may seem “easy” compared to what he’s accustomed to.....

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10/12/2018 7:28 AM

Inconsistent but blazing fast. He will do similar to Ferrandis this year.

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10/12/2018 7:32 AM

5-10

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10/12/2018 7:34 AM

I dont think mxon is an indicator of how he will do. AC and forkner will have something to say about it.

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10/12/2018 8:49 AM

More wins and less points then the guy 3rd in points

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10/12/2018 8:56 AM

a force to be reckoned with outdoors if he makes it thru the indoor circus.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

10/12/2018 9:12 AM

Did I hear correctly he wasn’t racing SX this year related to injury? That he’s jumping in for MX? Or was I mistaken ?

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10/12/2018 9:31 AM

I think he ends the season top 5 in points with several podiums.

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Are you smart enough to buy a bike that costs less, weighs less, makes more horsepower per cubic centimeter, can be rebuilt for recycled aluminum can money and is giggle inducing? It is hard to believe that the American riding public flunks this test en masse. How stupid are you?

10/12/2018 9:35 AM

I think he will do kind of like Ferrandis did last year.
Flashes of great speed, maybe a race win or overall win, but not more.
I might be wrong. Wouldn't surprise me if he comes close to winning the outdoor title but he has to work on his consistency for that. Maybe Aldon will be good for him

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10/12/2018 9:52 AM

Let’s see. Off the top of my head, legit MX title contenders will be ...

Cianciarulo

Forkner

Cooper

Lawrence

Covington

Ferrandis

Hampshire

Sexton

Smith

They all must survive SX first.

I’m sure there’s someone I’m forgetting.

MX only, based on what I saw at Red Bud and have seen at the MXoN the past few years, Covington has to be a top favorite for the MX Championship.

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10/12/2018 10:03 AM

I think he will be around top 5. Don’t see him winning too many races. Anthony Rodriguez finished top 10 overall at 8 of the 14 GP’s he did this year. I think he’d have had a tough time getting any top tens at the Nationals this year. I know Covington isn’t Rodriguez, but it’s hard to tell between the two series is my point.

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10/12/2018 10:10 AM

TDeath21 wrote:

Let’s see. Off the top of my head, legit MX title contenders will be ...

Cianciarulo

Forkner

Cooper

Lawrence

Covington

...more

JM6

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10/12/2018 10:24 AM

Inconsistency is the key. He can win the moto, but in the next one be like 15th in outdoors. In SX I have not a glue what he's capable of

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Power is nothing without control

10/12/2018 10:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2018 10:26 AM

I think Lawrence will do better, but who knows

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Power is nothing without control

10/12/2018 10:27 AM

He's racing west coast supercross so if he can get through that healthy he'll clean up outdoors, no question.

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10/12/2018 10:30 AM

SX is going to work his confidence, assuming (and hoping) it doesn't work his body. He'll be fast here and there. When Zacho came back it still took him a while to get his feet under him. Maybe he gets a couple podiums and leads a moto or two

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10/12/2018 10:54 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

I think he will be around top 5. Don’t see him winning too many races. Anthony Rodriguez finished top 10 overall at 8 of the ...more

Rodriguez has been on a far better bike in GP's than he ever had in AMA, and dont forget he is a fill in, and there a few guys out injured,

In a lot of ways, 250 Nationals is like EMX250, you are a good start away from a top 5 and a bad start away from a 20th, because there are no stand out riders just lots of guys of similar speed.

I predict nothing special in SX, but top 3 in Nationals for Covington,

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10/12/2018 12:15 PM

philG wrote:

Rodriguez has been on a far better bike in GP's than he ever had in AMA, and dont forget he is a fill in, and there a few guys ...more

I took that into consideration. Covington is too inconsistent to be considered a threat for the title IMO. Same as over there. The tracks have a lot to do with why starts are so important in America. Tracks are too groomed to separate the men from the boys at times.

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10/12/2018 12:25 PM

He will win a moto or two and maybe an outside chance of an overall but he is too inconsistent to win a title. I hope he can work through that and challenge for a title next year.This year will be the getting used to the new team,new series,etc.

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10/12/2018 12:35 PM

Squirrelings wrote:

I think he will be around top 5. Don’t see him winning too many races. Anthony Rodriguez finished top 10 overall at 8 of the ...more

philG wrote:

Rodriguez has been on a far better bike in GP's than he ever had in AMA, and dont forget he is a fill in, and there a few guys ...more

Rodriguez was on Star Yamaha, the bike that has dominated since 2014...

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10/12/2018 1:39 PM

Didn't an AMA rider beat him from pretty far back in the pack at the USGP in Florida last year? whistling

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10/12/2018 1:56 PM

Covington would need some time to adjust , dont think he will do better as for example Ferrandis in his first year and i think Ferrandis is the better of the two ... Have no clue what Covingtons SX skills are , but in MX in his rookie year top 5 to 10 and maybe one or 2 podiums would be really good .

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10/12/2018 2:08 PM

sbarrington314 wrote:

Didn't an AMA rider beat him from pretty far back in the pack at the USGP in Florida last year? whistling

is that the same guy who got caught and nearly passed by a 17 year old on an underpowered Suzuki in the second moto?

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10/12/2018 3:16 PM

sbarrington314 wrote:

Didn't an AMA rider beat him from pretty far back in the pack at the USGP in Florida last year? whistling

JB479 wrote:

is that the same guy who got caught and nearly passed by a 17 year old on an underpowered Suzuki in the second moto?

I guess. What's that matter? My point is that Covington couldn't beat an AMA rider last year but people are assuming he will do good in the AMA nationals because Plessinger did poorly against the GP riders at MXON. tongue

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10/12/2018 4:00 PM

I don't really see him as a title contender, because he has never really been that. He has 5 GP wins in 5 years and finished 17th, 12th, 11th, 4th and 5th in the points in MX2, in fairness, he missed some races in that time as well, but it kind of highlights his inconsistency. Watching the races, it seems like he's always there, but the results say otherwise. He is a good rider, one that you know could win or podium on any given day and it wouldn't surprise you at all, but he just hasn't managed to nail a full season down in GP's. I think he will get some podiums outdoors and maybe win some races, but I'll go 5-10 in points.

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10/12/2018 4:58 PM

If Covington is training with Osborne, watch out.

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10/12/2018 5:16 PM

endurox wrote:

If Covington is training with Osborne, watch out.

He's not, Cali in the winter for SX maybe FL for the summer...it's undecided.

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