MUSQUIN FINISHES 10TH AT BUDDS CREEK NATIONAL, ANDERSON THIRD
MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished 10th overall after a rough day at the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series held at Budds Creek Raceway.
Marvin Musquin got a mid-pack start in the first moto and quickly moved into the top ten in the opening laps. He remained consistent throughout the moto and was able to move into 8th place by the halfway point. He remained in that spot through the finish.
“The track is very rough today,” stated Musquin. “It is also very hot and humid which is playing a big factor. I did not have a great start in the first moto and that hurt me.”
Unfortunately, Musquin had worse luck off the start of the second moto. Although he earned a good jump off the gate, he clipped another rider around the corner which caused him to crash hard with multiple riders on the start straight. Musquin was slow to get up but eventually recovered and returned to the track about half a lap down. He quickly went back to race mode and made important passes to gain back ground lost. At the end of the moto he had moved up to 14th place. His 8-14 moto scores earned him 10th overall for the day.
“I am bummed I was not able to land on the podium this week,” stated Musquin after the race. “But I am happy that I was able to walk away from my second moto crash and finish the race. I have had a couple bad crashes lately and am happy to be okay.”
Next Round: July 19, 2014 – Spring Creek National, Millville, MN
Results 250MX Class Budds Creek
1. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (3-1)
2. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha (2-2)
3. Jason Anderson (USA), KTM (1-7)
4. Christophe Pourcel (FRA), Yamaha (6-3)
5. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha (5-4)
10. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM (8-14)
18. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (12-22)
Standings 250MX Class after 7 of 12 rounds
1. Martin, 294 points
2. Baggett, 267
3. Webb, 261
4. Justin Bogle (USA), Honda, 225
5. Pourcel, 211
6. Anderson, 206
7. Musquin, 201