MUSQUIN AND ANDERSON EARN SPOTS ON THE PODIUM AT REDBUD NATIONAL
BUCHANAN, Michigan – The Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin is healed from injury and showing that he is constantly improving as the series continues. His 4-3 moto at the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at RedBud earned him his first podium finish of the season with a 2nd overall. Rockstar Energy KTM rider Jason Anderson finished 3-4 what gave him 3rd overall.
Marvin Musquin got off to around a 10th place start in the first moto. Musquin did not waste time making passes and moved into 10th approximately ten minutes into the race. By the halfway point he had worked his way up to 4th. He then set his sights on the 3rd place ride of Justin Bogle. The two battled for two laps before Musquin was able to make a clean pass on Bogle to take over the position. Musquin maintained 3rd position until he ran into an issue and managed to get his left leg caught in his rear wheel after colliding with a lapper. Luckily, he was uninjured and got untangled and returned to the track only losing two positions. With three laps to go he was able to pass back into 4th and then began a last lap battle with fellow KTM rider Jason Anderson for the final podium spot. Unfortunately, he came up just shy of making the pass and finished the moto in 4th.
The French rider earned an 8th place start in the second moto and again charged quickly in the opening laps to put his KTM 250 SX-F in the podium hunt. By the halfway point he had already moved into 3rd place. Although he was heavily pressured the entire moto, he never made a mistake and held on to his podium position to earn 3rd overall. His 4-3 moto scores earned him 2nd overall for the day.
“It’s better late than never”, stated Musquin on the podium. “My first few laps were terrible and I made so many mistakes in the first moto and was lucky to rebound how I did. The second moto was so intense. The track was so tough and my ankle and knee were hurting but it was all worth it. I have been working with Ryan (Dungey) during the week and it is definitely paying off. Anytime you are on the podium, all of the work you do during the week is worth it.”
Next Round: July 12, 2014 – Budds Creek National, Mechanicsville, MD
Results 250MX Class RedBud
1. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha (1-2)
2. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM (4-3)
3. Jason Anderson (USA), KTM (3-4)
4. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (2-7)
5. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha (14-1)
Standings 250MX Class after 6 of 12 rounds
1. Martin, 250 points
2. Webb, 227
3. Baggett, 222
4. Justin Bogle (USA), Honda, 191
5. Musquin, 181
7. Anderson, 167