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2018 American Motocross Champion Ruled Out of Remaining 2019 Races

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2018 American Motocross Champion Ruled Out of Remaining 2019 Races
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Zach Osborne is out for the remainder of the 2018 Pro Motocross season.

The disappointment of this announcement comes after Osborne was involved in a first turn pile-up during the start of Moto Two at the Thunder Valley National this past weekend in Lakewood, Colorado. He sustained a shoulder injury, torn labrum, which will require surgery. Recovery time needed extends past the current 2018 motocross season. Osborne is expected to make a successful full recovery and back on track for next season.

‰ÛÏI am extremely bummed to say the least." Zach Osborne admitted. "This fourth consecutive championship aboard the FC 250 was one that I wanted bad. It‰Ûªs almost surreal that it has come to an end, but I know everything happens for a reason. I‰Ûªll use this time to prepare mentally and physically for the challenge of my first year in the 450 class. I am excited to get my recovery started and move onto the next step of my career!"
2018 American Motocross Champion Ruled Out of Remaining 2019 Races
Osborne was well in the hunt to defending his 250cc championship winning the opening round at Hangtown and finishing 4th at Glen Helen's second round. Photo: Simon Cudby
In the midst of having two injured 450 riders, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory racing also announced that Phil Nicoletti will be filling in aboard the FC 450 Rockstar Edition, for the remainder of the Pro Motocross season. Nicoletti comes to the team with thirty top-ten finishes in his Pro Motocross racing career.

‰ÛÏI am happy to have the opportunity to finish out the Pro Motocross season with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team." Nicoletti enthused. "I look forward to getting on the bike and showing everyone what I have. Thank you to everyone backing me, see you at the High Point National!‰Û
2018 American Motocross Champion Ruled Out of Remaining 2019 Races
Osborne is expected to make a full recovery from shoulder surgery. Photo: Simon Cudby

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