MUSQUIN THIRD AT BUDDS CREEK NATIONAL
MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Budds Creek Raceway third overall in the 250MX class while teammate Ken Roczen rounded the weekend out in fourth place.
It was Marvin Musquin who got a great start launching from the start gate grabbing the holeshot in the opening moto and he moved into the lead early in the race. Ken Roczen didn’t get such a good start – he was midpack – and rounded the opening lap in 10th place. However, while Musquin locked in the lead on his KTM 250 SX-F Roczen made fast work of those in front of him and by lap five had moved into second spot. Musquin maintained his lead until Blake Baggett made a late charge and maneuvered his away past both Roczen and Musquin with three laps to go. The KTM duo engaged in several battles with each other during the closing stages of the race but it was Musquin who held onto finish the moto in second position with Roczen close behind in third.
In moto two, this time both Roczen and Musquin got midpack starts putting them seventh and eighth respectively in the early stages of the moto. A hard charging Eli Tomac slipped by the pair on laps 4-5 before going on to get by moto frontrunners Blake Baggett, Darryn Durham, Kyle Cunnigham, Cole Seely and Will Hahn for the win. In the later stages Musquin reeled in and got by both Roczen and Hahn only to make a mistake shortly after and hand the positions back. In the end Musquin’s 2-7 (36 points) moto results beat out Roczen’s 3-6 (35 points) finishes for third overall.
“I like winning but I’m fine with third overall today,” remarked Musquin. “The motocross series is a long season and my goal is to consistently be among the top guys each week. I feel good and my confidence is high so I want to just keep doing what I’m doing and close up the championship points gap on Ken and Eli.”
Next Round: Southwick, MA – June 29, 2013
Results 250MX Class Budds Creek
1. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (1-2)
2. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (5-1)
3. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (2-7)
4. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (3-6)
5. Will Hahn (USA), Honda (6-5)
12. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (8-15)
Standings 250MX Class after 5 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 220 points
2. Tomac, 211
3. Musquin, 199
4. Baggett, 188
5. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda, 149
12. Savatgy, 89