News 19 Apr 2022

Disappointment for Musquin following 'weird' Atlanta

Opening lap mistake costly for the number 25.

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Fresh off a first victory in the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Championship at St. Louis, Marvin Musquin finished a disappointing P10 at Atlanta in what was a ‘weird day’ for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider.

Musquin started round 14 strong by qualifying third fastest, however, a crash coming out of the tunnel during the opening lap of the main event left him to recover from the back of the field.

“It was just a weird day, I was a little off physically and unfortunately, it showed on the riding,” Musquin explained. “I was ready to go for the main – I didn’t get a good jump but my position off the start allowed me to push it wide and I had an okay start but going into the end of the tunnel I caught that bank/edge with my rear wheel and it kicked me and I did a 180.

“My right-hand glove came off in the crash and my bike was twisted a bit but it took me a couple turns to get used to it and I came back to 10th. I’m a little bit disappointed, obviously, but that’s all I could get today.”

The Frenchman still remains one of the few riders to have finished every main event this season, and currently sits fifth in the 450SX points standings with three rounds remaining.

Just 12 points separate Musquin from Justin Barcia who is third in the championship, with the battle to land on the rostrum come season end set to continue this Saturday at Foxborough.