News 9 Sep 2021

Musquin reverses decision to contest MXoN with France

Replaced by Paturel while continuing to recover from covid-19.

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Frenchman Marvin Musquin has reversed his decision to lining up at the 2021 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations (MXoN) later this month, continuing to recover from covid-19.

Musquin had been named Team France’s MXGP rider last month alongside Tom Vialle (MX2) and Mathys Boisrame (Open), however Benoit Paturel has now been called in.

Confirmed by the Federation Francaise de Motocyclisme (FFM) today, Musquin will now be absent from Mantova, Italy, in the event on 25-26 September.

“Tested positive for covid-19 at the end of August and absent from the American Motocross Championship since the Ironman test, Marvin Musquin is still very weakened physically by the virus,” the FFM statement read.

“Therefore, we regret to announce the withdrawal of Marvin for the Motocross of Nations in Mantova on September 25th and 26th. Marvin was motivated and happy to find the French selection, we wish him a good recovery and hope to find him in great shape quickly.”

Musquin was ruled out of the Ironman round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross after testing positive to covid, also sitting out Fox Raceway last weekend. He has just signed a Supercross-only contract renewal with KTM into 2022.