Troy Lee Designs GASGAS’s Michael Mosiman shot back to podium victory at round twelve of the Monster Energy AMA Championship series.
Mosiman was stoked to get back to racing tonight and it showed right off the bat as he scored the fastest qualifying time of the day, besting all the 250 and 450 riders!
Sitting pole for the first time this season, Mosiman found himself struggling to get off the line in his heat race, settling into sixth early on. He moved up to fifth and got into a good rhythm mid-race but he wasn’t able to make any moves, ultimately finishing sixth.
Re-setting for the Main Event, Mosiman grabbed a solid second-place start and pressured the leader for the first couple laps. Sweeping his way into the lead on lap three, the NorCal native tried to put a gap on the rest of the field but he slowly began to lose his edge, along with the use of his rear brake.
After five laps out front, Mosiman’s lead was overtaken and he did his best to rally through the remaining laps to secure an impressive podium finish in Washington.
“It’s so good to be back racing! said Mosiman.
“The track was tight and tricky and I was fastest of the 250 and 450 classes, which I was super stoked about!”
“In the main, I made a pass on Christian and ended up bending a rear brake rotor in the process. My bike was riding funny and it would hit the brakes every time the wheel spun and then I didn’t have any brakes after a while. I would have loved to win it but for as crazy as the night was, to end up on the podium was a win for me.”