ZACH OSBORNE OUT FOR HIGH POINT & REMAINDER OF 2021 SEASON
Unfortunately for the 2020 outdoors champ, the 2021 season is coming to a wrap for Zach Osborne as he now makes time to heal from a back injury. The injury played a major factor in the 2021 Supercross season, bumping the number 16 out of the championship chase, and now the opportunity to score a back-to-back Motocross championship in 2021. We’ve heard a rumor that we may see Mitchell Harrison join the team and fill in Zach’s 450 spot for the RedBud National on July 3rd. Mitchell rode for Muc-Off Honda in the recent 2021 Supercross season and was also a fill-in rider for Pro Circuit’s 250 division last year. Mitchell rode previously for the Rockstar Husqvarna team in 2018 and he rode for the Star Racing Yamaha team in 2016 and 2017.
There is no doubt that Zach Osborne is one of the toughest competitors out there and we’re already looking forward to seeing him compete in 2022. It is still unfortunate to see another rider get knocked out of the 2021 season, especially with his teammate Jason Anderson already sidelined with a broken arm.
Press Release: “The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team announced today that reigning 450MX Champion Zach Osborne will miss the remainder of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in order to fully recover from an ongoing back injury.”
“Osborne, who sustained the back injury mid-way through the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship, worked hard to get himself ready for the opening round of the outdoor season but he unfortunately re-injured himself at the second round in Colorado. Upon further review with the team, Osborne made the tough decision to sit out the rest of the season to fully recover for 2022.”
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Stephen Westfall, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “Zach had a back issue during SX that put him out for some time and with a lot of rehab, he was back to 100%. Unfortunately, he re-injured it during the second practice at Thunder Valley and we decided as a team that it was best for him to sit out the rest of the MX season to be 100% ready for next year’s SX season. We know he will do the best and proper things to be there! The whole Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team wishes him the best.”