MUSQUIN EARNS 2ND AT SPRING CREEK MOTOCROSS NATIONAL
MILLVILLE, Minnesota - Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin took 2nd overall in the 250 Motocross class at the ninth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National Championship Series. His teammate, Ken Roczen, did not finish the first moto after a bad crash but came back strong to finish 2nd in the second moto to earn 9th overall for the day.
In the first 250 moto, both KTM riders got off to top five starts. Ken Roczen quickly moved into the top three and was soon challenging Wil Hahn for the lead. Unfortunately as he was trying to find different lines to make a pass he suffered a hard crash. Roczen was shook up pretty bad and unable to finish the race.
“Luckily, I walked away from that crash with no broken bones,” stated Roczen. “I know I will be feeling pretty banged up tomorrow, but I am thankful I was not seriously injured and I will be able to race the second moto.”
His teammate, Marvin Musquin had better luck in the first moto. He ran as high up as 3rd position before he lost one spot near the end of the moto. He remained in that position and finished 4th for moto one with the KTM 250 SX-F.
In moto two, Musquin launched off the line to a 4th place start while Roczen was two positions back. The two teammates found themselves together early on and battled for a few laps before Roczen made the pass. Roczen then moved up a few more spots before battling with Blake Baggett for the lead. He moved around Baggett and held the lead for a few laps before Eli Tomac began to challenge for the position. Tomac made the pass on Roczen and Roczen remained close for about five laps before he began to suffer from arm pump and fell back a few seconds. Roczen held on to finish the moto in 2nd place while Musquin duplicated his first moto finish and earned 4th.
Roczen’s DNF the first moto coupled with his 2nd place finish in the second moto earned him 9th overall for the day. Musquin’s 4-4 moto results were strong enough to land him in the runner-up position and helped him gain a boost in the championship point standings.
Next Round: August 10, 2013 - New Berlin, NY
Results 250MX Class Millville
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (1-1)
2. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (4-4)
3. Jason Anderson (USA), Suzuki (3-5)
4. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha (2-7)
5. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (6-3)
9. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (DNF-2)
Standings 250MX Class after 9 of 12 rounds
1. Tomac, 405 points
2. Roczen, 378
3. Musquin, 334
4. Baggett, 295
5. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda, 261