Team USA have spoken with Covington!
As it currently stands, Thomas Covington will race the Motocross Des Nations for Puerto Rico. However, we spoke with the American at Lommel and he confirmed that he has spoken with America about possibly riding for them instead.
With a lot of top Americans ruled out due to needing surgery at the end of the season – Blake Baggett, Jason Anderson, Aaron Plessinger etc, they could do worse than look at Covington as an option as he has been very impressive in the MX2 World Championship this season.
The team is expected to be named this weekend and Covington isn’t sure if it’s likely he’ll get picked but it’s positive they are looking at his as a potential option.
It shows that the World Championship is possibly gaining more respect from the American’s, it’s unlikely Osborne would have been considered for the American team when he was contesting in the MX2 World Championship.