MUSQUIN CHARGES BACK TO 6TH AT DALLAS SUPERCROSS
DALLAS, Texas – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin fought his way to 6th overall after a first corner crash at the opening round of the Monster Energy East Supercross Lites Series, an FIM World Championship.
Marvin Musquin was placed in the first heat where he got off to a great start. He was able to put his KTM 250 SX-F race machine into 2nd place at the end of the six lap heat race to secure a great gate position for the main event.
In the main event, Musquin got a mid-pack start down the long start straight before he suffered a crash in the first corner. He recovered quickly but found himself in last position as he entered the first rhythm section. After the first lap, he had already caught and passed four riders and was sitting in 16th place. Each lap after, he continued to charge forward and close the gap between himself and the leaders.
At the halfway mark, Musquin had already moved into the top ten. With two laps to go he began to pressure the 6th place ride of Gavin Faith. On the final lap he was able to make the pass on Faith and take over the position to finish 6th overall for the night.
“Obviously, this isn’t the position I hoped to finish tonight,” remarked Musquin. “But I am glad that I rode well after my crash and was able to climb through the pack to gain back as many points as I could toward the championship. Next week I hope for a better start so I can make a run at the podium.”
Next Round: Atlanta, GA – February 23, 2013
Results 250 SX Class Dallas
1. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 12:08.380 min (15 laps)
2. Blake Wharton (USA), Suzuki, +5.926 sec
3. William Hahn (USA), Honda, +11.879
4. Kyle Peters (USA), Honda, +16.201
5. Justin Hill (USA), Kawasaki, +18.930
6. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, +20.904
10. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM, +33.554
19. Bradley Ripple (USA), KTM, 2 laps
20. Jesse Wentland (USA), KTM, 1 lap
Standings 250 SX Class after 1 of 9 rounds
1. Wilson, 25 points
2. Wharton, 22
3. Hahn, 20
4. Peters, 18
5. Hill, 16
6. Musquin, 15
10. Vincent, 11
19. Ripple, 2
20. Wentland, 1