Making the most of a tough round 17 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Thomas Covington secured third overall in the MX2 class at his home MXGP of USA. Gaining valuable points the American has moved up to fifth in the MX2 World Championship standings with two rounds to go.
Enjoying a solid performance in the opening MX2 moto, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Thomas Kjer-Olsen claimed a strong fifth-place result. Suffering a crash early in moto two, the young Dane could do no better than 11th. Securing eighth overall, Kjer-Olsen moved up to third in the provisional MX2 World Championship standings.
In the MXGP category, Max Anstie earned a positive fifth-place result in the overall class standings. Battling on with a hand injury he picked up on Saturday, the MXGP class rookie wrapped up the GP with a pair of sixth-place results.
His teammate Max Nagl secured sixth overall at the MXGP of USA. Getting the holeshot in moto one, Nagl battled hard to eventually bring his FC 450 home in fifth place. Feeling the effects of the hot and humid weather in moto two, Max placed 11th at the chequered flag.
Making an impressive recovery from a big crash in moto one, Gautier Paulin came back strong to finish moto two with a solid fourth-place result. With two rounds and four motos remaining in the 2017 MXGP series, The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider remains third in the MXGP class' provisional championship standings.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round 18 of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Assen, the Netherlands on September 8/9.