International competition in motocross was, once again, an extremely successful exercise for Talon this past weekend. What went on in the United States and Italy? Well, we’ll run through some of the most intriguing points.
- Jason Anderson romped to a commanding victory in the first moto at Muddy Creek on Saturday, much to the delight of his fans in attendance. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing backed that up with a second in moto two and secured the same position in the overall classification.
- Thanks to that win from Anderson, Talon wheels have now won four of the ten motos that have been run in the 450MX division! The same amount of motos have been won by Talon riders in the 250MX class.
- Blake Baggett may not have won a moto this past weekend, but he did defend his series lead and put his wheels to the test! A mistake threatened to cost him dearly at the start of the second 450MX moto, but he charged forward from thirty-first to third at the chequered flag. What a ride! Baggett now leads the class by four points.
- Muddy Creek was a sensational event for Talon-supported riders. Five of the top six in the premier class run the products! Congratulations to Jason Anderson (1-2), Blake Baggett (3-3), Weston Peick (4-4), Dean Wilson (8-7) and Justin Barcia (5-10) on some exceptional performances.
- Zach Osborne strengthened his series lead significantly at round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. A 5-1 scorecard left him in second overall on the day and with an advantage of thirty-one points in the series standings!
- Arnaud Tonus had a similar ride to Blake Baggett at the MXGP of Russia, round eleven of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The Wilvo Yamaha MXGP rider rebounded from a crash on the first lap of the final MXGP encounter to finish eighth! Tonus occupied the same position in the overall classification and was the best-placed rider with Talon wheels.
- Yet another Talon triumph took place at Ottobiano. Brad Anderson won the EMX300 overall, once again, and now sits on a lead of twenty-one points in the series standings. The next round of that series will take place in Belgium at the beginning of August.
- Finally, a massive get well soon to Shaun Simpson! Simpson made his return to racing at Ottobiano and then promptly suffered arm and elbow injuries. We can’t wait to see ’24’ back on track and appreciates all he does for Talon.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX