Zach Osborne has literally grown up with moto- cross. As a hotshot Amateur, he was sponsored by factory KTM and anchored Team USA at the
FIM Junior Motocross des Nations. Unfortunately, that
success didn’t carry over to the Pro ranks, as Osborne
struggled to find his place among a supremely talented
field of established stars. A downward spiraling
economy didn’t help Osborne’s chances of landing a
ride in the U.S., so the Virginia native set his sights
on the Grand Prix circuit. Zach competed across the
pond for five seasons. Moving to a foreign country has
a way of making an adolescent grow up and become
self-sufficient. Europe was good for Zach Osborne,
evidenced by his newfound speed and desire to
achieve success in Europe.
Osborne’s heart, however, was always at home. He
wanted to be racing in America. Thankfully, a brief
and successful Supercross stint in 2012 was enough
to attract Geico Honda. The journeyman racer inked a
two-year deal with one of the premier 250 race teams.
He rewarded the team with top- 10 overall finishes in
three out of four series. When Husqvarna announced
their return to professional motocross, Zach Osborne
was on their short list of prospective riders.
The Rockstar Energy Racing team has been on
the professional scene for years. They began as a
privateer Suzuki effort before moving to KTM and
receiving factory support. Last May it was announced
that the Rockstar team was joining forces with
Husqvarna and would be the official factory program.
They quickly signed Jason Anderson as their flagship
450 rider. They also inked Martin Davalos, Zach Bell
and Zach Osborne.