MUSQUIN EARNS 3RD OVERALL AT LAKE ELSINORE MOTOCROSS PARK
published at 09.09.2012 / created by Christy LaCurelle
LAKE ELSINORE, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin earned the final podium spot in the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross class at the final round of the series held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park. His teammate, Ken Roczen, finished 6th overall for the day.
Marvin Musquin got off to a great start in the first moto, taking the holeshot and the early lead. He battled inside the top three for the first half of the race before dropping to 4th position around the halfway point. Once in 4th he remained close to the top runners and maintained a consistent pace to keep the leaders within view. Meanwhile, Ken Roczen, who suffered a crash off the start of the first moto, had worked his way from 39th to inside the top ten by the halfway point. He used the remaining laps to pick off as many positions as possible. He eventually climbed up to 6th place by the end of the moto. Musquin held on to finish 4th.
In the second moto, both riders got off to mid-pack starts. Musquin quickly moved up toward the top five while Roczen was 9th after the first lap. Musquin was turning quick lap times right from the start and moved up to 3rd position by the fourth lap. At the halfway point he was sitting as high as 2nd before he lost the position to Blake Baggett. Once back in 3rd, he rode strong and maintained his position. His 3rd place result in the second moto helped secure him 3rd overall for the day. Roczen moved from his 9th place position on the first lap, to 7th at the end of the moto to earn 6th overall for the day.
Both riders, who recently announced that they have re-signed with KTM for the next two years will now return to their homes for a quick break before beginning training for the 2013 AMA Supercross Lites Series.
Results 250 Motocross Class Lake Elsinore
1. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki – 1-2
2. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda – 3-1
3. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM – 4-3
4. Wil Hahn (USA), Honda – 5-4
5. Malcolm Stewart (USA), KTM – 7-6
6. Ken Roczen (D), KTM – 6-7 – KTM
Final Standings 250 Motocross Class 2012
1. Baggett, 519 points (Champion)
2. Barcia, 499
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda, 487
4. Roczen, 456
5. Musquin, 406
11. Stewart, 190