Thomas Covington in the USA.

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3/6/2018 7:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 9:27 PM

Anybody check out Transworld Kick start and the reference of Covington being in the USA soon ?

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3/6/2018 7:59 PM

Man if he destroys outdoors tongues are gonna wag

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3/6/2018 8:04 PM

Isn't he aging out of 250 MXGP class after this year?

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3/6/2018 11:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 1:21 AM

He is aging out of MX2 so he has two options. Move to the 450 in MXGP or the 250 class i US.

And i can't see him on a factory 450 in the GPs. Unless his connection to Monster makes it happen.

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3/7/2018 12:41 AM

Why did he go to the GPs in the first place? Are his SX skills any good?

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3/7/2018 12:54 AM

If i'm running a factory 250 team in the US i'd sign Covington in a heartbeat. He has at least 4 years of eligibility in SX (unless he wins the title which is even better for your team). If he sucks at SX you know that you will have a contender for the outdoors for the next 4 years on your team.

I would think that Covington has better opportunities (financially) in the US for the 250 class then when trying to get a ride in MXGP.

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3/7/2018 12:57 AM

TC has had flashes of brilliance a few times, but our guys in the lites have him covered IMO..

Isn't his Dad one of the top corporate guys @ Monster?

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3/7/2018 1:15 AM

The replacment for "a man beating up little boys" tag oft used for Osborne here..

good luck to him, hope he puts the wood on fork and cirncy, the 2 walk on water, can do know wrong, gawds around here. (I have nothing against them myself great riders seemingly nice guys)

Cause its a great story; not considered good enough goes os comes back and kicks ass.

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3/7/2018 1:22 AM

I think he would be a good replacement for Osborne in 2019.

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3/7/2018 2:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 2:41 AM

He doesn't age out of MX2 (he is 22 now) and he still hasn't decided what he is going to do for next year, at least that is what he told me in Argentina.

Covington is born 22nd January
Febvre (who aged out) was born 31st December... So Covington has one more year in MX2. Said it's going to be a very tough decision for himself.

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3/7/2018 2:41 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

He doesn't age out of MX2 (he is 22 now) and he still hasn't decided what he is going to do for next year, at least that is ...more

Oh, i thought this was his last year. Well then i would imagine that he does one more year in MX2?

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3/7/2018 5:03 AM

Superdave19 wrote:

TC has had flashes of brilliance a few times, but our guys in the lites have him covered IMO..

Isn't his Dad one of the top ...more

Osbourne didn't do too great in GP's either and look at him now. I think Covington would be a contender, maybe not straight away though.

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3/7/2018 10:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 10:21 AM

Motofinne wrote:

He is aging out of MX2 so he has two options. Move to the 450 in MXGP or the 250 class i US.

And i can't see him on a factory ...more

IceOne down-sized to two riders this year, dropping Nagl. It's certainly not impossible they'll pick up Covington next year or the year after.

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3/7/2018 10:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 10:56 AM

12th place at the MXGP should translate to a walk away win here......

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3/7/2018 10:58 AM

Motofinne wrote:

He is aging out of MX2 so he has two options. Move to the 450 in MXGP or the 250 class i US.

And i can't see him on a factory ...more

...as he rides for a Rockstar team. wink

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3/7/2018 11:00 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

12th place at the MXGP should translate to a walk away win here......

He tore his ACL at des Nations.

He has probably had very little riding in the offseason. 12th wasn't that bad.

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3/7/2018 11:05 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

12th place at the MXGP should translate to a walk away win here......

Motofinne wrote:

He tore his ACL at des Nations.

He has probably had very little riding in the offseason. 12th wasn't that bad.

it was pretty bad if you're expected to be a title contender. He started up front also the second moto.

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3/7/2018 11:10 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

12th place at the MXGP should translate to a walk away win here......

Motofinne wrote:

He tore his ACL at des Nations.

He has probably had very little riding in the offseason. 12th wasn't that bad.

EnvyMedia wrote:

it was pretty bad if you're expected to be a title contender. He started up front also the second moto.

Sure, it was far from what he and the team wants.

I just wanted to point out that he tore his ACL 5 months ago. He is probably not 100% yet.

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3/7/2018 11:55 AM

People (Vitards) said the same negative things about Zach Osborne, but look how successful he's been since returning from the GP circuit.

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3/7/2018 11:56 AM

Xeno wrote:

People (Vitards) said the same negative things about Zach Osborne, but look how successful he's been since returning from the ...more

Seems like Osborne got fast when he went to Bakers

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3/7/2018 12:02 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Seems like Osborne got fast when he went to Bakers

Yes, but he was already fast when he won a world GP race. They don't hand-out trophies for simply showing up.

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3/7/2018 12:08 PM

Motofinne wrote:

He is aging out of MX2 so he has two options. Move to the 450 in MXGP or the 250 class i US.

And i can't see him on a factory ...more

GuyB wrote:

...as he rides for a Rockstar team. wink

He almost rode for Mitch Payton 4 years ago before deciding to go to Europe last minute.

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3/7/2018 12:28 PM

Motofinne wrote:

He is aging out of MX2 so he has two options. Move to the 450 in MXGP or the 250 class i US.

And i can't see him on a factory ...more

GuyB wrote:

...as he rides for a Rockstar team. wink

TymeMoto wrote:

He almost rode for Mitch Payton 4 years ago before deciding to go to Europe last minute.

He had been under Team Green and Pro Circuit nearly his whole amateur career. Did his first few GPs with their support then decided to stay and swapped over to CLS Kawasaki...before moving to Rockstar Husqvarna

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3/7/2018 1:56 PM

Xeno wrote:

People (Vitards) said the same negative things about Zach Osborne, but look how successful he's been since returning from the ...more

He was here at least a few years before becoming successful. He joined Geico in 2013 and didn't win a championship for 4 years. Soooo, yes, he has been successful. I just don't see that as an indicator that TC will be as well.

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3/7/2018 4:07 PM

I'm a fan. I think it takes serious nuts to go over and do the GP's.

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3/7/2018 5:44 PM

Didn't I read somewhere that Covington is moving to the Rockstar Husqvarna team here in the USA next year?

Isn't this a done deal?

... or am I high and imagined the whole thing?

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3/7/2018 6:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 6:41 PM

Zach moves up and TC steps in for the 250 class. Zach becomes the third 450 rider for aldon and TC slides into the 250 spot.

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3/7/2018 7:17 PM

If he didn’t have an injury all off season I think he would be first behind Jonas.

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3/8/2018 4:27 AM

Brent wrote:

Didn't I read somewhere that Covington is moving to the Rockstar Husqvarna team here in the USA next year?

Isn't this a done ...more

There was definitely that rumour but i asked him about it straight up in Argentina and he laughed and said his future is not decided

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3/8/2018 4:41 AM

craigathan404 wrote:

Why did he go to the GPs in the first place? Are his SX skills any good?

Who would want to ride Supercross on a modified production bike, when you could end up on a REAL factory Works bike in the MXGP2 class?

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