News 28 Jan 2020

Calmer approach vital for Mosiman in first 250SX podium

Breakthrough result comes in Glendale for Husqvarna prospect.

Image: Octopi Media.

A breakout podium for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Michael Mosiman in round four of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season arrived through adopting a more relaxed mindset prior to Glendale.

Mosiman had carried high hopes into the new year following a positive pre-season, but was becoming increasingly frustrated through the early rounds by finishing just shy of the podium in fourth at both Anaheim rounds.

The first Triple Crown of the year saw Mosiman record 4-4-6 finishes including a clutch performance in the final outing where he rode from 14th position on lap one to salvage his overall podium result in third.

“It’s been a rough start to the season and there has been a lot higher expectations with the progression last year and riding really good in the off-season,” Mosiman said. “So, expectations have been high and they’ve been missed – I just haven’t been riding like myself on the weekends. It’s definitely been disappointing.

“The difference this weekend, I mean, I had a different mindset, I was more relaxed and more calm. We’ve been working on the bike and I think really making some improvements, so to get up on the podium, one of the keys was my starts. I’ve really been working on them and hope to see that continue.”

Despite crashing on the opening lap in St. Louis’ second round and finishing a lowly 20th in the main event, Mosiman is positioned sixth in the 250SX West championship standings following the opening four weekends.