MUSQUIN FINISHES 3RD AT GEORGIA DOME
published at 24.02.2013 / created by Christy LaCurelle
ATLANTA, Georgia – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished third overall at the second round of the East 250 SX Supercross Series in front of a packed stadium at the Georgia Dome.
Marvin Musquin was placed in heat number two where he jumped off to a second place start. Four laps into the race, Musquin missed a triple jump which allowed Wil Hahn to take over the position. Musquin quickly regained his speed to catch back up to Hahn. Musquin followed Hahn’s aggressiveness as both riders caught up to the lead ride of Zach Bell and collectively made a pass on him in the final lap of the heat. Hahn went on to take the win while Musquin finished second to earn a top spot in gate selection for the main event.
Musquin started the main event in fifth position and quickly passed Justin Hill on his KTM 250 SX-F to take over fourth place. On the third lap he made an inside pass around a corner to pass Blake Wharton for a podium position. Once in third he maintained his position for the remaining laps to earn his first podium of the season!
“The track was fun today. It was very technical and I enjoyed racing at the Georgia Dome. I had great practice times and I had a decent start in the main. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t able to catch up to the leaders today but I will come back stronger next week and hope to continue to improve,” commented Musquin.
Next Round: St. Louis, MO – March 2, 2013
Results 250 SX Class Atlanta
1. William Hahn (USA), Honda, 13:41.726 min (15 laps)
2. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, +1.100 sec
3. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, +8.807
4. Blake Wharton (USA), Suzuki, +16.219
5. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha, +17.394
12. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM, +50.698
15. Steven Clarke (USA), KTM, 14 laps
Standings 250 SX Class after 2 of 9 rounds
1. Wilson, 47 points
2. Hahn, 45
3. Wharton, 40
4. Musquin, 35
5. Kyle Peters (USA), Honda, 31
10. Vincent, 20
19. Clark, 6