In spite of the grueling muddy conditions, Thomas Covington took the overall MX2 win at the MXGP of Leon, Mexico. It was the first moto win and overall victory for the American rider. In moto 1 Covington had a solid start to the race and battled in the slippery mud to a fourth place finish. In moto 2 Covington wicked it up a notch, and lead from the second lap to the checkered flag, securing his top spot of the podium. Covington is looking to carry this momentum forward to his home race and the MXGP season finale at Glen Helen Raceway, CA next weekend.