ROCZEN AND MUSQUIN CLAIM 3RD AND 5TH OVERALL AT HIGH POINT RACEWAY
MT. MORRIS, Pennsylvania - Red Bull/KTM Factory riders Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin finish 3rd and 5th overall in the 250 Motocross class at the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series at High Point Raceway.
In the morning practice session Marvin Musquin claimed the Oakley Bomb award by posting the fastest lap in practice to earn first gate pick in the first moto. His teammate, Ken Roczen, followed to nab the 2nd fastest qualifying spot.
Roczen had a respectable start coming through the first lap in 10th. He passed two riders on lap two to take over 8th place. He continued to impress his fans when he charged forward to 5th by lap four. He made one more pass before battling with Eli Tomac for 4th position. Unfortunately, Roczen surrendered the position to Tomac but was able to hang on for a strong 5th place showing in the first moto.
Musquin had a better start than his German teammate and rounded the first corner of moto one in 5th place. Musquin held his position until the fourth lap when Roczen moved by him. He remained steady from there out and finished the race in 6th behind his teammate.
Roczen dropped the hammer in the second moto and nailed the holeshot on his KTM 250 SX-F. By the halfway mark of the race, Roczen had pulled to a 9 second lead out front. Unfortunately, Roczen suffered a crash with a few laps to go which allowed Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac to catch up to him. Although Roczen maintained the lead, he now had heavy pressure from the competition. With lapped traffic hindering the path, Roczen was not able to jump a section which allowed Tomac to pass for the lead. Roczen hung on to finish a close 2nd place. His 5-2 moto finishes earned him 3rd overall in the 250 Motocross class.
Musquin joined Roczen up front in the second moto after also pulling a good start. At the end of the first lap he was sitting in 4th position. He worked hard to maintain his position throughout the moto. He dropped back one position early in the race but was able to gain it back with a few laps remaining. When the checkered flag flew he crossed the line in 4th place. His 6-4 moto finishes earned him 5th overall for the day.
Next Race: Budds Creek Motocross Park, Mechanicsville, MD – June 16, 2012
Results 250 Motocross Class High Point Raceway
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda – 2-1
2. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda – 1-3
3. Ken Roczen (D), KTM – 5-2
4. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki – 3-5
5. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM – 6-4
Standings 250 Motocross Class after 4 of 12 rounds
1. Baggett, 175 points
2. Barcia, 168
3. Tomac, 164
4. Roczen, 158
5. Musquin, 117