ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING PODIUMS IN BOTH CLASSES AT HIGH POINT

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING PODIUMS IN BOTH CLASSES AT HIGH POINT!

 

OSBORNE 2ND IN 250 CLASS, ANDERSON 3RD WITH SECOND CONSECUTIVE PODIUM IN 450 CLASS, POURCEL 4TH IN 450 CLASS

 

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing boys had an excellent race on Saturday at the fifth round of the 2015 AMA Pro Motocross Series, held at the High Point National in Mt. Morris, Penn. Jason Anderson earned another podium in the 450 class and moved up to third overall in rider point standings. Teammate Christophe Pourcel wasn’t far behind with a fourth in the class. Zach Osborne also displayed some speed and earned second overall with an impressive ride in the 250 class.

 

250MX

Zach Osborne’s affinity for High Point was on full display this weekend. He started in the top-10 in the first moto, quickly moved into the fifth-place position and continued to charge ahead. He made the pass for fourth with 21 minutes to go, before eventually settling into the fifth-place position where he finished. He came back with a vengeance in the second moto by coming out of the gate perfectly and pulling the holeshot aboard his Husqvarna FC 250. He fell back to the second-place position after a slight bobble, but still charged ahead and kept himself toward the front of the pack for the remainder of the race before finishing second. The 5-2 finish gave him second overall and maintained his position at sixth overall in 250 rider point standings.

 

“Today was good,” said Osborne. “I had ok speed in practice, but I just felt really good on the bike and I enjoyed the track a lot. I just put my head down in the first moto. I feel like I should have finished third in that moto but I lost it in the last few laps. I pulled the holeshot in the second moto and got right in there. I got stuck in with Marvin and just tried to put down good laps and stay as close to him as I could. He stayed in my sights the whole time. It worked out for me. 5-2 for second overall is good. I feel like I can win one.”

 

450MX

Christophe Pourcel started the day strong by earning the fastest qualifying time in the class. In the first moto, Pourcel pulled a top three start aboard his Husqvarna FC 450 and immediately started battling for the lead. After going back and forth for the position, he navigated to the front of the pack by the end of the first lap before settling in second. Meanwhile teammate Jason Anderson, who was seventh in the second lap, set his sights on moving up the ranks. He rocketed up to fourth by lap eight, while Pourcel moved back to third before attempting a late charge for the second-place spot. Pourcel finished third, his best finish so far, and Anderson came in right behind him in fourth. Pourcel pulled a huge holeshot in the second moto before moving back to the fifth-place spot where he finished. The 3-5 finish gave him fourth overall, and put him at ninth overall in rider point standings. Anderson got a top-10 start and moved to fourth by the third lap, with his sights set on the podium. He made the pass for third the next lap and held strong to the finish. His 4-3 finish earned him third overall on the day, and moved him from sixth to third overall in 450 rider point standings.

 

“I’m hoping to keep the podiums coming,” said Anderson. “I qualified in practice pretty good. My starts weren’t great but I came through the pack. I think I’ve found a new level that I seem to be comfortable with and hopefully stay there all year. I feel like I need to maybe up my level on starts to get with the guys in the front right away so I can kind of put a tow rope on them and riding the pace. I ride with them during the week but it’s different during the race. When you’re riding by yourself you feel like you’re going fast, but if you see someone doing something different in front of you, you definitely learn from them. The first moto, when I was behind Christophe, I learned a couple lines that definitely helped me.”

 

“Today was a pretty good day,” said Pourcel. “I’ve had two top-fives by round five, and that was the goal for myself. The top-five in this class is stacked. There are so many good guys. I was right there the first moto—a little farther back the second moto—but it’s good to get the rhythm. I’m happy with the bike and the team. I feel pretty good and I’m happy with everything. I think getting a good start was the most important thing to do today, but I think it’s pretty amazing that we were able to get the fastest lap time during qualifying. We’ve worked so hard on the bike and my speed, and I feel like I can get a podium soon.”

 

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Supported Ryan Sipes earned 12th overall.

 

“I didn’t realize how much energy last weekend took out of me,” said Sipes. “I was tired from the get-go. I didn’t have the snap—that extra 5% of energy to throw down a heater or really push in a section. I did my best. I stayed on the bike for the most part. 13-13—I’ll take it. I’m not as pumped as I was last week but it’ll do.

 

The riders will now take a week off before making their way to the Budds Creek National on June 27, held at Budds Creek Motocross in Mechanicsville, Md.

 

High Point Results:

 

250MX
1. Marvin Musquin
2. Zach Osborne - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3. Jeremy Martin

 

250MX Rider Point Standings:
1. Marvin Musquin - 219 points
2. Jeremy Martin - 211 points
3. Jessy Nelson - 146 points
4. Adam Cianciarulo - 143 points
5. Joey Savatgy - 135 points
6. Zach Osborne - 129 points
7. Alex Martin - 115 points
8. Shane McElrath - 109 points
9. Aaron Plessinger - 108 points
10. Matt Bisceglia - 106 points

 

450MX
1. Ken Roczen
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

4. Christophe Pourcel – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

12. Ryan Sipes – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Supported

 

450MX Rider Point Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey – 222 points
2. Ken Roczen – 185 points
3 Jason Anderson – 150 points

4. Justin Barcia – 148 points

5. Blake Baggett – 145 points

6. Broc Tickle – 131 points

7. Weston Peick – 129 points

8. Eli Tomac – 125 points

9. Christophe Pourcel – 115 points

10. Phil Nicoletti – 106 points

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.

Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.





 

 

 

Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc.

Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2015 Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.

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