Set-up overhaul results in breakthrough podium for Osborne

News 29 Apr 2019

Set-up overhaul results in breakthrough podium for Osborne

Career-best second for factory Husqvarna pilot at East Rutherford.

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A completely overhauled set-up developed during the off weekend has resulted in a breakthrough podium for Zach Osborne at East Rutherford’s penultimate round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

The two-time 250SX East champion suffered a broken collarbone in the lead up the Anaheim 1’s season-opener, prompting him to miss the first six rounds.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider seemingly struggled to rediscover the initial comfort he possessed prior to the injury, however the change of settings saw him claim a career-best result of second place on Saturday night.

“It’s been a long, huge, gruelling road to get back to where I’m at now, whatever it’s been now – 16 weeks or something,” Osborne explained. “I felt great in the off-season, had a really great bike and it was something that I was super comfortable on – maybe more comfortable than ever.

“Just one tiny mistake took me out of the first six rounds, and I missed about eight weeks of riding. It’s finally coming back to me, and we changed some things with the bike – pretty much the whole package – in the off weekend, and obviously as you saw tonight, I was a lot more comfortable.”

With just one more round to spare at Las Vegas, Osborne sits 15th in the championship standings.


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