MUSQUIN MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW!
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin earned his second straight win in a row in the 250SX class in front of 50,000 people at the Monster Energy Supercross at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Marvin Musquin was placed in the first heat of the night where he earned a second place start out of the gate. Musquin quickly made the pass for the lead in the first rhythm section. He led the remainder of the race to claim his first heat win of the season taking the top qualifying spot for the main event.
When the gate dropped for the main event, Musquin had an okay jump out of the gate but got stuck behind two tuff blocks that were pushed into the first corner after a few riders went down. He rounded the next corner in dead last.
In a miraculous ride to the front of the pack Musquin quickly set to work picking off riders. Four laps into the race he had climbed into the top ten onboard his KTM 250 SX-F. Three laps later he was trailing the fifth place ride of Vince Friese. In the remaining laps he reeled in each of the top five riders to eventually pass the 2nd place ride of Kyle Peters on the final lap. It was on that same lap that the lead rider, Blake Wharton, suffered a crash in a rhythm section allowing Musquin to move into the lead. A few corners later and Musquin took his second straight win with a celebratory heel-clicker.
“I was really looking for a win tonight and when I got stuck behind the tuff blocks in the first corner I was so mad and it just made me fight harder,” commented Musquin. “I passed Wil Hahn early on and that made me happy as I need to earn as many points as I can on him. I fought really hard and was able to pass a lot of riders. I was able to capitalize on the crash of Blake to get the win. It is a lucky win but this is fantastic to get two in a row.”
Next Round: Toronto Supercross – March 23, 2013
Results 250SX Class Indianapolis
1. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, 13:35.323 min (15 laps)
2. Kyle Peters (USA), Honda, +2.510 sec
3. William Hahn (USA), Honda, +5.960
4. AJ Catanzaro (USA), Kawasaki, +9.858
5. Justin Hill (USA), Kawasaki, +15.585
11. Steve Clarke (USA), KTM, +39.535
19. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM, 7 laps
Standings 250SX Class after 5 of 9 rounds
1. Hahn, 112 points
2. Musquin, 103
3. Blake Wharton (USA), Suzuki, 88
4. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 87
5. Peters, 67
16. Vincent, 30
19. Clarke, 16