Two MXGP riders have both announced they are to leave the sport and retire from professional racing. Factory Kawasaki rider Clement Desalle will continue to the end of the season while Yamaha's Thomas Covington will quit immediately.
Belgian Desalle announced his decision by saying: "After 15 seasons of GPs, 11 as
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Thomas Covington will return to the world championship with Alessandro Lupino and Calvin Vlaanderen in the Gebben Van Venrooy team which switches to Yamaha for the 2020 MXGP Season.
Covington, who has had a tough time back in the USA this year, said: “I’m super
American Thomas Covington looks set to return to the world championship in 2020 after just a year back racing in his native USA for Husqvarna. It's believed he still has a year to run in his American contract, but is likely to be released after a disappointing 2019.
Covington, who recently
Thomas Covington has gone public about his lack of form since going from the world championship to his home series in the USA.
"Sorry I’ve been silent to everyone as to what’s been going on the last few weeks. After seeing the doctor and having tests done this week, I’ve been
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After setting second-quickest time in practice, Briton Ben Watson took his Kemea Yamaha to a strong fourth in the hot Italian MX2 GP qualifying heat at Ottobiano.
He had a strong start and stayed close to the leading group as Thomas Covington took the holeshot and led right to the end.
American Thomas Covington is to quite racing the world championship at the end of the season to replace Zach Osborne in the factory Husqvarna 250 team in the US Supercross and outdoors next season.
Covington, who won the MX2 qualifying race at St. Jean d'Angely, said: "I'm really motivated in the
Two top GP riders are out of the Hawkstone Park International on February 11. Kevin Strijbos and Thomas Covington will be missing the event to recover from injuries.
Strijbos, who this year moved to KTM, fell and broke his collarbone this week. "Well, this just happened today. Crash and broken collarbone.
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Team USA has three riders who has never represented their country before for the Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin on October 1.
Cole Seely, Zach Osborne, and Thomas Covington will represent the USA after Eli Tomac, Jason Anderson and Blake Baggett are all injured or decided not to race.
Osborne has raced