MUSQUIN EARNS SECOND AT SEATTLE SUPERCROSS
published at 22.04.2012 / created by Christy LaCurelle
SEATTLE, Washington – Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin proved he had been training right during the off season as he returned to the West Supercross Lites Series to take a podium finish at Century Link Ballpark.
Marvin Musquin nailed the holeshot in the second Supercross Lites heat jumping out to the early lead. He led every lap of the six lap heat receiving heavy pressure from Wil Hahn on the final corner. Musquin was able to hold the lead and take his first heat win of the season.
“It feels great to get the heat win tonight,” commented Musquin. “I like this track tonight and was able to get the fastest time in qualifying and take a holeshot to win my heat. I will need to get the start in the main event and put in 15 aggressive laps in order to take the win tonight.”
Unfortunately, Musquin didn’t get the great start he wanted in the main event and came around the end of the lap one in 11th place. He quickly set to work to make passes and move toward the lead group. By the halfway mark he had already passed into 6th place and a lap later he moved into 5th as he passed Martin Davalos. On the tenth lap of the race he was able to set the fastest lap time of the entire race and close in on the battle for 3rd. He quickly moved around Hahn and later Cole Seely to move into 3rd position. With a lap to go he was able to make a pass on Eli Tomac to take over 2nd position. He rode a safe pace to the finish to take a remarkable 2nd place finish for the night.
“I was definitely bummed to get 2nd here tonight,” remarked Musquin. “I didn’t know that Ryan Sipes was leading so when I passed Tomac I thought I had passed for the lead so I was a little bummed to find out it was 2nd. Overall I am happy with my result tonight. To be on the podium is a great way to finish at the final few rounds.”
Next Race: Salt Lake City, UT – April 28, 2012
Results Supercross Lites West Seattle
1. Ryan Sipes (USA), Yamaha, 13:58.112 min (15 laps)
2. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, +3.686
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda, +5.389
4. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, +6.018
5. Wil Hahn (USA), Honda, +8.402
17. Matt Moss (USA), KTM, 14 laps, +50.350 sec
Standings Supercross Lites West after 7 of 9 rounds
1. Tomac, 134 points
2. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 130
3. Seely, 119
4. Musquin, 111
5. Sipes, 78
7. Moss, 77
28. Ryan Marmont (USA), KTM , 10