Osborne, Albertson to Lead Team Puerto RicoTuesday, August 14, 2012 | 9:10 AM
Gabriel Cátala, Team Manager joins forces once again with “The Professor” Gary Bailey, assistant team manager in forming and announcing the 2012 Motocross of Nations team to represent Puerto Rico in this years event in Lommel, Belgium.
The team will consist of Gino Aponte in the MX1 Class; Zach Osborne in the MX2 Class and Jimmy Albertson in the Open class.
MX1: Gino Aponte
Gino Aponte will be riding a Monster Energy, Bike it, Cosworth, tuned Yamaha 450.
Aponte is a 450 Puerto Rican champion and to many he is the best active rider PR has had.
MX2: Zach Osborne
Zach will be riding a Monster Energy, Bike it, Cosworth, Dixon tuned Yamaha 250. Zach is the 2010 British motocross champion a very strong rider in the Gp’s, got third overall in the latest Gp race in the Czech Republic in a come back ride from a recent injury that kept him from racing most of the 2012 World Championship.
Open: Jimmy Albertson
Jimmy has had an up and down season, but, this year he’s looking for redemption, as last year, his first at a MXoN had some bad luck in the starts that kept him from performing at his best, yet this year, he confirms that he will be better prepared and that this time around will show everyone what Top Jimmy is really made of.
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