Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has announced that Zach Osborne is out for the remainder of the 2018 Pro Motocross season as a result of a first-turn pile-up Osborne was involved in during the start of moto two at the Thunder Valley National this past weekend in Lakewood, Colorado. He sustained a shoulder injury, specifically a torn labrum, which will require surgery. The recovery time needed extends past the current 2018 motocross season and the team expects Osborne to make a full recovery.

“I am extremely bummed, to say the least,” Osborne said. “This fourth-consecutive championship aboard the FC 250 was one that I wanted bad. It’s almost surreal that it has come to an end, but I know everything happens for a reason. I’ll 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 on to the next step of my career!”

Zach Osborne
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne is out for the remainder of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season due to a shoulder injury he sustained in a first-turn pile-up at Thunder Valley this past weekend.Brown Dog Wilson

In the midst of having two injured 450 riders, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has 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 30 top-10 finishes in his Pro Motocross racing career.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to finish out the Pro Motocross season with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team,” Nicoletti said. “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!”