MUSQUIN WINS FIRST OVERALL 250 MOTOCROSS VICTORY!
NEW BERLIN, New York – Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin claimed his first 250 Motocross class victory at the tenth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after earning 2-3 moto results.
Marvin Musquin and his teammate, Ken Roczen, had a great start to the day turning the top two fastest lap times in morning qualifying. In the first moto, both Red Bull/KTM teammates started up front and quickly moved into 1st and 2nd positions. Roczen held the lead while Musquin was sitting in 2nd. The two riders pulled away out front and led the field for the 30 minute plus two lap moto. When the checkered flag flew, Roczen claimed his first career victory while Musquin finished 2nd!
“I am really excited to take a win at Unadilla,” remarked Roczen. “I have been working really hard and been so close so many times this season. It is a great feeling to have it pay off and to also celebrate with my teammate up here.”
In moto two, it was Musquin with a top five start while Roczen sat in 10th place in the first corner. Musquin quickly climbed into 3rd position where he would remain for the moto. Roczen fought his way through the pack and eventually finished in 6th position. Musquin’s 3rd place result earned him his first overall 250 Motocross victory while Roczen’s 1-6 moto finishes earned him 3rd overall for the day!
“I was very nervous on the last lap,” stated Musquin. “I knew if I finished inside the top three I would get the overall and it was a very exciting last lap. I was so happy when I crossed the finish line. I would really like to thank the whole team, especially my mechanic, Frankie, for all of their hard work. It is a great feeling to get the overall on the same weekend Ryan Dungey claimed his championship. We have a lot to celebrate as a team today and I am glad to be a part of it.”
Next Race: Steel City Raceway, Demont, PA – September 1, 2012
Results 250 Motocross Class Unadilla
1. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM – 2-3
2. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda – 6-1
3. Ken Roczen (D), KTM – 1-6
4. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda – 7-2
5. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki – 3-5
13. Malcolm Stewart (USA), KTM – 10-16
20. Jacob Hayes (USA), KTM – 39-17
Standings 250 Motocross Class after 10 of 12 rounds
1. Baggett, 436 points
2. Barcia, 412
3. Tomac, 408
4. Roczen, 385
5. Musquin, 336
12. M. Stewart, 137