MUSQUIN FINISHES 8TH AT GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS; ANDERSON 10TH!
SAN BERNARDINO, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin made his return to racing at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Glen Helen Raceway and finished 8th overall after turning 10-8 moto results. Rockstar Energy KTM rider Jason Anderson finished 10th overall.
Marvin Musquin placed just outside of the top ten in the beginning practice session and was happy with his times in his first session back since recovering from a torn ACL. In the second practice, Musquin got sideways down a choppy straight and tweaked his shoulder. He was unable to put a fast time in and had to pull off early to get his shoulder looked at. Luckily, Musquin was able to race but did struggle with his shoulder throughout the day as the track continued to get rougher.
In moto one, Musquin got his signature start earning the holeshot around the first corner. He led for the first half lap before dropping back. On the second lap he was in 7th place. He made a few mistakes in the next few laps that pushed him back to 12th by lap six. He recovered from those mistakes and climbed back two positions to secure 10th overall before the moto end.
In the second moto, Musquin started in 8th place. On his KTM 250 SX-F he fought for that position throughout most of the race only dropping back as low as 10th. With two laps to go, Musquin was able to move back up to 8th place where he finished the race. His 10-8 moto scores earned him 8th overall.
“I had a rough time with my shoulder today”, stated Musquin. “Luckily, my knee felt really good and I think my shoulder will be fine at Hangtown. I am looking forward to making progress at each round until I am 100%.”
This year´s 250 Supercross Champion Jason Anderson finished 3-31 and 10th overall.
Next Round: May 31, 2014 – Hangtown Motocross Classic, Sacramento, CA
Results 250MX Class Glen Helen
1. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha (1-1)
2. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha (2-2)
3. Cole Seely (USA), Honda (4-4)
4. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (8-3)
5. Christophe Pourcel (FRA), Yamaha (7-5)
8. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM (10-8)
10. Jason Anderson (USA), KTM (3-31)
Standings 250MX Class after 1 of 12 rounds
1. Martin, 50 points
2. Webb, 44
3. Seely, 36
4. Baggett, 33
5. Pourcel, 30
8. Musquin, 24
10. Anderson, 20