Staff Puerto Rico has an extended historical past of American riders competing for the staff on the Motocross of Nations. The island situated within the Caribbean Sea is an unincorporated territory of the USA, which permits U.S riders to compete for the staff. Zach Osborne, Jimmy Albertson, Alex Martin, amongst others, have all ridden for Puerto Rico previously.
In years previous, the staff often options no less than one homegrown Puerto Rican expertise. Not this 12 months. Three People will symbolize the staff in the 2017 Motocross of Nations at Matterly Basin.
Thomas Covington and Darian Sanayei, each of whom presently compete within the FIM Motocross World Championship in MX2, will be a part of Justin Starling on the staff.
In an interview with MX Vice, Covington stated that he’ll race in MX2, whereas Sanayei will transfer as much as the 450 for the Open Class, with Starling competing in MXGP.
Starling confirmed his choice on social media yesterday.
“As a few of you’ll have heard, I’ve been chosen to race the Motocross of Nations for staff Puerto Rico in Matterly Basin, Winchester U.Ok. in October of this 12 months. I’m past excited and blessed to have acquired a cellphone name with this chance. I will likely be racing the MXGP class with teammates Thomas Covington in MX2 & Darian Sanayei in Open. We have now a robust staff this 12 months & I can not wait!”