News 15 Nov 2023

Future in the air as Musquin plans to sit out Supercross

Back on the bike 'for some fun' as 2024 season approaches.

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Frenchman Marvin Musquin will sit out the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, his future up in the air after an injury-affected season that saw him injured in January.

Musquin has been a mainstay at Red Bull KTM since arriving in the United States over a decade ago in 2011, continuing on a Supercross-only deal these past two years.

However, that plan was derailed almost immediately after he broke his wrist between Anaheim 1 and San Diego, effectively ending his campaign just one round into the season. He hasn’t returned to competition and, now, has announced that he won’t be returning for 2024.

“Many of you are wondering what I’m up to and what my plans are for the next couple months,” the 33-year-old revealed. “What I know for sure is that I won’t be racing the 2024 US Supercross series.

“I have been taking some good time off to heal my last injury. It’s been fun to get back on the bike and I love riding – I will give you more news as soon as I can. In the meantime, I hope to see you at the track for some fun.”

Musquin has been one of the most high profile riders in the sport globally, winning two MX2 World Championships prior to establishing his career in the US. He won the 250SX East title in 2015 and achieved a string of top-three results in the 450SX and 450MX series between 2016-2019.

The 2022 season saw Musquin finish fourth in the final 450SX standings, picking up a single victory – the 10th of his premier class career – in St. Louis. It’s unclear if he will maintain an association with KTM into the new year.