Convincing start to double-header weekend for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship leader Zach Osborne has extended his 450MX advantage after claiming a dominant clean-sweep at RedBud 1 on Friday.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Osborne led from start to finish in a pivotal first 450MX moto, getting out front early and maintaining a slim advantage at the front.
Osborne topped Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) by 1.912s, with rookie Chase Sexton (Team Honda HRC) earning a top three result in P3.
Defending champion Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) recovered from ninth on lap one to fourth ahead of teammate Adam Cianciarulo, who went down while in second on the opening lap.
Finishing seventh was Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha), moving by Christian Craig (Team Honda HRC) – who was in podium position early – on the final lap, while Broc Tickle (Monster Energy Yamaha), Joey Savatgy (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki) and Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS) were the top 10.
There was disappointment for Fredrik Noren, the factory Suzuki rider starting inside the top five, but forced out with a bike problem soon afterwards.
Osborne was unstoppable this afternoon in the first of two-straight rounds at RedBud, sprinting toictory in the second outing for what was his first-career 450MX sweep.
Behind him, Barcia was 2.647s in arrears as he got the better of Cianciarulo for position, with Sexton fourth and Tomac losing ground in fifth. Scoring strong results in positions six through 10th was Musquin, top qualifier Baggett, Craig, Tickle and Noren.
Overall for the round, Osborne made it three wins from four to date in 2020, joined on the podium by Sexton and Barcia.
Osborne leads the championship by 26 points from Barcia, which will reach the halfway point on Monday, 7 September, with round five of the season at RedBud 2.