Talon Titbits: Volume Eight

July 07th 2017 | by Lewis Phillips

International competition in motocross was, once again, an extremely successful exercise for Talon this past weekend. What went on in the United States, Portugal and the United Kingdom? Well, we’ll run through some of the most intriguing points.

  • Zach Osborne put Talon on top yet again at the sixth round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, as he acquired an unbeatable score of forty-seven points. The second moto victory was his fifth of the season. ‘16’ now leads the 250MX class by a massive thirty-eight points!
  • Jason Anderson, of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team, was the sole representative for Talon up on the 450MX podium on Saturday. A 4-2 scorecard left him in the runner-up position in the overall classification.
  • Following a fall on lap one of the second 450MX moto at Red Bud, Blake Baggett could only salvage a tenth and consequently had to hand over the red plates to his rival. Baggett charged hard to acquire as many points as he could, however, as he made twenty-five passes in moto two alone! A second in moto one left Baggett in fourth overall.
  • Five of the riders in the top ten in the premier division ran Talon wheels! Justin Barcia joined Anderson and Baggett inside of the top five, thanks to a 7-6 scorecard. Dean Wilson (ninth) and Weston Peick (tenth) also acquired respectable results at the sixth fixture.

Site-Arnaud Tonus

  • Over in Portugal, at the twelfth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Arnaud Tonus showed a lot of intensity aboard his YZ450F. Tonus made six moves across the two motos to go 9-7 for eighth overall. Tonus currently sits tenth in the MXGP standings and just fourteen points from the rider in eighth.
  • At the fifth round of the Pirelli British Masters, which was held at the historic circuit of Foxhill, Talon won three of the four professional motos. James Harrison, Jake Shipton and Liam Knight were very successful in their respective classes! Shipton (MX1) and Knight (MX2) are leading the series standings also.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna Motorcycles

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