MUSQUIN EARNS 5TH AT SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS
published at 29.04.2012 / created by Christy LaCurelle
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finishes 5th in the West Supercross Lites class at the Salt Lake City Supercross to move up to 3rd place in the overall point standings.
Marvin Musquin wowed the crowd with the fastest qualifying time in the early afternoon practice sessions. That gave him first gate pick in his heat race. His gate pick choice helped out and he was off to a 2nd place start and then quickly moved into the lead after the gate drop for his heat race. He led for the first part of the heat before an aggressive inside pass by Martin Davalos resulted in close contact between the two riders causing Musquin to crash. He recovered in 6th place and immediately set to work to try and pick off additional riders. He was able to get around one more rider and finish his heat race in 5th place.
In the main event Musquin pulled off another great start. He was sitting in 2nd position at the end of the first lap. A small mistake on lap two allowed Dean Wilson to pass him for 3rd and a few laps later he lost three more positions to drop to 6th. He held 6th position for nearly half the race before he moved up to 5th after Wilson crashed with a few laps remaining. Once in 5th he was able to maintain his pace and finish in the position. His 5th place finish gave him the points necessary to move up to 3rd place in the overall point standings.
Next Race: Las Vegas, NV – May 5, 2012
Results Supercross Lites West Utah
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda, 12:08.611 min (15 laps)
2. Jason Anderson (USA), Suzuki, +3.806 sec
3. Martin Davalos (USA), Suzuki, +7.022
4. Wil Hahn (USA), Honda, +8.540
5. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, +15.874
6. Matt Moss (USA), KTM, +45.327
Standings Supercross Lites West after 8 of 9 rounds
1. Tomac, 159 points
2. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 132
3. Musquin, 127
4. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, 119
5. Anderson, 95
6. Moss, 92