News 18 May 2017

Husqvarna's Davalos stepping up to 450 for outdoors

Newcomer Michael Mosiman drafted into 250 program.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Martin Davalos will make the move into the premier class for the entire 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

A long-time 250 Class contender, Davalos looks forward to stepping up the ranks as the outdoor championship prepares to kick off this weekend at Hangtown in Sacramento.

“I’ve been wanting to race in the 450 Class for a long time now,” said Davalos. “I am thankful for the opportunity and actually just found out that I was approved to. I haven’t been able to do much testing, but I look forward to racing and adjusting to the FC 450 throughout the summer.”

Drafted in to fill Davalos’ former position aboard the factory FC 250, rookie Michael Mosiman will make his debut with the team this weekend and continue on for the complete 12-round schedule.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to make my pro debut under the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team rig for the 2017 motocross season,” Mosiman said. “The fact that I will be under the tent of one of the premier factory teams as a rookie blows my mind. I’ve grown up racing at Hangtown and have always dreamed of the day I’d be racing the national there as a pro.”

Davalos will ride alongside Jason Anderson and Dean Wilson in the premier class as Mosiman joins recently-crowned East Coast 250SX champion Zach Osborne in the quarter-litre category.

Frenchman Christophe Pourcel, originally part of the team’s premier class roster within the United States, will contest the Canadian Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals for 2017 following an early exit from the US supercross series.