International competition in motocross was, once again, an extremely successful exercise for Talon this past weekend. What went on in the United States and the United Kingdom? Well, we’ll run through some of the most intriguing points.
- Another week, another victory! That line may have been used before, thanks to the phenomenal talents currently representing Talon in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Zach Osborne recorded another sensational victory this past weekend, thanks to an unbeatable 2-1 scorecard in the sand, and is now sat on a lead of forty-five points.
- Just how brilliant has Zach Osborne been this season? ‘16’ has dropped out of the top five just once in fourteen starts and finished on the box in ten of those motos. Would anyone be willing to bet against the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider at this point?
- Jason Anderson, another Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider, unfortunately had to drop out of Southwick after a practice crash. Talon wheels still dominated the 450MX class, however, as Blake Baggett (2-2) and Dean Wilson (6-3) both jumped up onto the overall podium.
- Martin Davalos, a rookie in the 450MX class, joined those two inside of the top five also. Davalos captured a career-best finish of fifth overall, thanks to a seventh and a fourth in the two motos.
- Justin Barcia, yet another Talon rider in the 450MX class, was deserving of so much more than eleventh overall. ‘51’ was on track for a podium finish, but a mechanical issue in the first moto and crash in the second caused him to drop outside of the top ten. Weston Peick was in a similar position, because of a bike failure in the first encounter.
- Before we move onto the British scene, a tip of the hat to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM’s Dakota Alix. Alix stepped up to the 450MX class this season and has been steadily inching towards the top ten. Following a disappointing outing at Red Bud, he captured a career-best eleventh in the second moto at Southwick.
- Talon riders flooded the podium at the Michelin MX Nationals in Britain. Graeme Irwin and Martin hopped up onto the MX1 podium in second and third. Josh Gilbert also did the same; he claimed third overall in MX2. Congrats to Liam Knight and Lewis Tombs, who also crept into the top five in MX2.
- The Talon-supported MXY2 class has been extremely popular this year. That is because an extremely-promising talent, Lewis Hall, has swept every single moto with his Talon wheels! Hall’s streak now sits at fourteen motos. Incredible, right?
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna Images/Simon Cudby