MUSQUIN FINISHES 4TH AT ST. LOUIS SUPERCROSS
ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished inside the top five with a 4th place result in the 250 SX Class at the third round of the Monster Energy East 250 SX Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship.
Marvin Musquin had the second fastest practice time heading into the night show where he was placed in the first 250 SX heat. He had a great jump off the start gate in his heat but crashed in the second corner. He remounted in the back of the back. At the end of the first lap he had moved his way back into the top ten. In the remaining laps he was able to make important passes to move his KTM 250 SX-F into qualifying position. He eventually climbed back to 5th to qualify to the main event.
In the main event, Musquin earned a 4th place start only to crash in the sand section on the first lap. He quickly recovered only losing about five positions and finished the first lap in 8th place. For the next five laps he moved forward through the pack eventually passing into 4th place on lap five. Once in 4th, he settled into a solid pace and maintained his position through the remaining laps to finish one spot shy of the podium.
“My crash in the main event tonight, set me back at the beginning,” stated Musquin. “I was matching times with Blake (Wharton), but unfortunately, just wasn’t able to get back the time I lost when I crashed. I will work harder this week and hope to return to the podium next weekend.”
Next Round: Indianapolis, IN – March 9, 2013
Results 250 SX Class St. Louis
1. William Hahn (USA), Honda, 12:46.488 min (15 laps)
2. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, +0.897 sec
3. Blake Wharton (USA), Suzuki, +11.580
4. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, +17.963
5. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha, +24.985
19. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM, 12 laps
Standings 250 SX Class after 3 of 9 rounds
1. Hahn, 70 points
2. Wilson, 69
3. Wharton, 60
4. Musquin, 53
5. Friese – 39
14. Vincent, 22