TOP FIVE FINISH FOR MUSQUIN AND ROCZEN AT REDBUD MOTOCROSS NATIONAL
published at 08.07.2012
BUCHANAN, Michigan – Red Bull/KTM riders Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen put together two solid motos to finish 4th and 5th respectively overall in the 250 Motocross class at the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Redbud MX Park.
Marvin Musquin was on the gas as the gate dropped for moto one, where he claimed the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. He held on to the lead for the first two laps before losing a position to Justin Barcia. Meanwhile, Ken Roczen was not far behind in 4th place at the end of the second lap.
The Red Bull/KTM teammates battled inside the top five for the duration of the moto. When the checkered flag flew, it was Roczen who would get the best of his teammate and finish in 3rd while Musquin settled into 4th.
The tables turned in the second moto. Musquin again got off to a great start and rounded the first turn in 3rd position. He fought around the position the entire moto eventually only dropping one spot to finish 4th. His 4-4 finishes earned him 4th place for the day.
“I am very happy to get 4th today,” reported Musquin. “I am getting closer to a podium spot each week. I had some great starts today and I just need to work on my speed at the end of the moto in order to compete for a podium spot.”
Roczen had a non-typical bad start and was around 10th place at the start of the second moto. He moved into 9th place on the second lap and then spent the remainder of the moto charging forward in position on his way to the top five. Although he reeled in the 5th place ride of Wil Hahn he was unable to make the pass and finished 6th overall. This race was the first race that Roczen has not been on the podium this season.
“I am bummed to not finish on the podium,” remarked Roczen. “This race was challenging today. It was hot and humid and in the second moto it got really rough and was hard to make passes. I am glad to still finish in the top five and I know where I can make improvements. I am looking forward to the next few rounds.”
Next Race: Millville, MN – July 14, 2012
Results 250 Motocross Class Redbud
1. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (2-2)
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (5-3)
4. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (4-4)
5. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (3-6)
14. Malcolm Stewart (USA), KTM (40-11)
16. Zack Freeberg (USA), KTM (17-16)
18. Jacob Hayes (USA), KTM (14-21)
Standings 250 Motocross Class after 12 of 24 races
1. Baggett, 272 points
2. Barcia, 253
3. Tomac, 236
4. Roczen, 235
5. Musquin, 189