News 25 Aug 2021

Positives from second moto evident for Musquin

Comeback ride salvages seventh place overall.

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Marvin Musquin rebounded from a first moto blunder at Budds Creek to take fifth in moto two, as he continues to make progress aboard his Red Bull KTM.

After notching his first podium of the season, Musquin continues to make progress and build momentum in the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship.

When the gate dropped on round nine of the season at Budds Creek, Musquin’s momentum looked as though it was going to come to a halt as he hit the ground in the opening moto. However, a comeback ride ensued that saw him find the top 10 by the end of the race.

“It was a tough first moto,” Musquin explained. “I didn’t have a great start and I had a crash on the first lap so I was outside the top-20.

“I gave my best and actually came back to seventh and trying to pass for sixth. But unfortunately, I crashed again with a lap-and-a-half to go and ended up 10th.”

While the opening moto didn’t go to plan, the Frenchman found plenty of positives to take away from the closing moto of the day, riding well and finding himself in fifth at the checkered flag, bringing home seventh overall.

“The riding was much better in the second moto, so I’m happy with that and there are some positives on the second moto,” he continued. “We have Indiana coming up and it’s a track that I really like, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Musquin confirmed he’s planning to race in 2022, but is still finalizing contract details. He’ll get another chance to continue his momentum Saturday at Ironman for round 10.