Zach Osborne wins second consecutive Pro Motocross event

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Zach Osborne opened the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with his second consecutive overall victory Saturday in the 450 class, overcoming muddy track conditions and adversity at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

Osborne won the second moto at the Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, track after finishing fifth in the opener when his Husqvarna Factory Racing bike failed to start in practice and moved him to the slower qualifying group.

“Man, what a day,” said Osborne, who opened the season with his first 450 victory. “To be the points leader and miss a practice like we did earlier in the day, it’s just crazy. I couldn’t have done this without my team today.

“I know it’s cliche, but they did everything they could to keep me and my teammates out there with a shot to make things happen. I wasn’t necessarily looking to win, but stacking points was on my radar today. I had to fight hard and battle back to finish fifth in that first moto, and then we were able to come away with a win in moto two. I’m so grateful to be up here.”

With smoke trailing from the exhaust pipe from his bike, Osborne staved off Marvin Musquin by 2.2 seconds to take the checkered flag in the seocnd moto and secure the overall victory.

Musquin, who finished eighth in Moto 1, finished third overall, and overall runner-up Adam Cianciarulo scored his first 450 podium finish with finishes of third and fifth.

After winning the opening moto, Justin Barcia took seventh overall after a 32nd in the second race. Barcia suffered from mechanical misfortune that also plagued three-time defending series champion Eli Tomac, who finished a career-worst 16th.

In the 250 class, Jeremy Martin, who missed the 2019 injury because of a back injury, scored his first overall victory since the 2018 season with finishes of third and second despite his bike smoking toward the finish. His brother, Alex, earned his first victory in Moto 2 for Joe Gibbs Racing. RJ Hampshire won in Moto 1 but was sixth overall after an 18th in the latter race.

“That was a nail biter,” Jeremy Martin said. “My Honda was smoking, but thankfully the engine is bulletproof. I did all I could to save it, and I’m just so relieved it made it. I didn’t expect to get my first win (since coming back from a back injury) so soon.”


RESULTS

MotoSport.com Loretta Lynn’s 2 National (Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee)

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (5-1)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (3-5)
  3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (8-2)
  4. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (2-9)
  5. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki (15-3)
  6. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (10-6)
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (1-32)
  8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (14-8)
  9. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (27-4)
  10. Justin Rodbell, Prince Frederick, Md., Kawasaki (12-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 88
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 69
  3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 59
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 58
  5. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 51
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 51
  7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 48
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha – 48
  9. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki – 47
  10. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 44

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (3-2)
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (2-4)
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (7-1)
  4. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (4-5)
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha (8-3)
  6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (1-18)
  7. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki (6-10)
  8. Stilez Robertson, Bakersfield, Calif., Husqvarna (12-7)
  9. Lance Kobusch, New Florence, Mo., KTM (16-8)
  10. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda (5-20)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 90
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 84
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 71
  4. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 70
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha – 69
  6. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki – 61
  7. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 40
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki – 38
  9. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda – 32
  10. Mason Gonzales, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Yamaha – 32

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

Peacock Supercross Motocross 2023
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.