Claiming a start to finish qualifying race victory and then going on to earn two top three moto results, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Thomas Covington, sponsored by Scorpion Bay, wrapped up round 12 of the FIM Motocross World Championship earning third overall in the MX2 class at the GP of Portugal.
The MXGP of Portugal proved to be a challenging one for all competitors due to changing track conditions and soring temperatures. Getting an early lead and never looking back during his qualifying moto Covington placed himself on pole for Sunday's final motos. Getting good starts and leading the way in the opening part of both motos the American collected a pair of third place results ensuring a strong third place overall result.
In the MXGP category, Rockstar Energy HUsqvarna Factory Racing's Max Nagl was involved in a great fight for the overall podium until the closing laps of the second moto. Getting the runner-up spot in the qualifying race, the German secured a goog starting position for the final motos. Racing in third for most of the opening race, Nagl settled for fourth at the finish. Starting strongly in second during the second moto he finished fifth in race two.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round 13 of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Loket, the Czech Republic on July 22/23.