I honestly can’t remember Silly Season being this damn hot this early in the year. It’s incredible.
We’ve already had the bombshell that Eli Tomac is leaving Kawasaki after the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season to join Star Racing Yamaha for 2022. Aaron Plessinger, who currently rides for Star Racing, is rumored to be leaving for Red Bull KTM.
You also have Jason Anderson, who has been with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team for his entire career (even back when the team rode Suzukis), who is rumored to be taking Tomac’s spot at Kawasaki. Goodness, so hot right now.
One rider who is staying put is defending 450 Pro Motocross champion Zach Osborne, who confirmed on the PulpMX Show on Monday that he has re-signed with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna for another year.
“Yeah, it’s been done for quite some time,” he said. “We kind of agreed we’d go one year at a time for now and see where we’re at.”
“I did talk to some other people, but I was never really close to leaving,” he continued. “We finished most of the deal in Dallas, so that was pretty early. I didn’t really have an intentions of leaving. I love where I’m at, I enjoy the team I’m on and I think it only makes sense for me to finish thing up over there over the next couple of years.”
Osborne has been with Husqvarna since 2015 and has captured four titles with the brand: two-straight Monster Energy Supercross 250SX East Region championships in 2017 and 2018, the 2017 Pro Motocross 250 title and the 2020 450 Pro Motocross title.
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