BUCHANAN, Mich. – On Monday, Marvin Musquin and the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team returned to RedBud MX for the second time this weekend to complete part two of an unprecedented doubleheader, which signified the halfway point of the nine-round 2020 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Musquin finished just off the podium in fourth overall with a pair of consistent 3-4 finishes, where he continues to hold second overall in the highly-contested 450MX Championship as the series heads into a welcome week off.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – WPS – FLY – KTM’s Blake Baggett had a standout performance in 450MX Moto 2, where he raced his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to a dominant moto-win to ultimately secure second overall for the day.
It was Musquin who set the tone for the day as he claimed pole position with the fastest qualifying time aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. In Moto 1, he shot off the line to dive into the first turn out front but he got shuffled back to a fourth-place position early on. Musquin was riding a fast pace up front but he lost his momentum early on when he was knocked off-track by another rider and left to battle his way back from sixth-place. He clawed his way through the field to bring himself back into podium contention late in the race, eventually making a second-to-last lap pass to finish on the podium in third.
In Moto 2, he got off to a third-place start and battled for a podium position early on. He had a small tip over after coming together with Joey Savatgy but he quickly re-mounted and kept on charging to ultimately finish just off the podium in fourth. With 3-4 finishes, Musquin secured fourth overall – just narrowly missing the overall podium. After five rounds, he maintains second overall in the 450MX Championship Standings.
Marvin Musquin: “The first moto was quite good, I was pretty happy about those moves and I was able to get third, it was great. The second moto was a little rougher. Once again, I felt pretty good and I was right there trying to charge but I stayed there and got a fourth place overall. It’s a bummer because I want to be on the podium and I want to make up points but I didn’t. I did some great things out there but we need more.”
Next Race: Spring Creek National – September 19, 2020