LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The third round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship took place at Thunder Valley Motocross Park located in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This track is always known to be tough for the riders and their motorcycles due to the high altitude, but Marvin managed to overcome the challenges and put in a solid ride with fourth-overall and secured some valuable points towards the 450MX championship.
During moto 1, Marvin started out in fourth and was just about to make a move for a top-five position, when a red flag was thrown due to a down rider on the track. After some quick adjustments and a fifth-place gate pick, Marvin lined up for a nineteen-minute two-lap moto and quickly made his way back to the fifth spot where he rode fifth to the finish.
In moto 2, Marvin put himself up front for another fourth-place start and maintained the position till the end of the moto scoring 4-4 and placing him fourth overall. Marvin gets one weekend off before making his annual trip to High Point Race in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania on Father’s Day weekend.
Musquin: “It was definitely a tough day for me. I struggled, even though I felt like I rode good here last year, it’s always a unique one here with the altitude and trying to work on the bike but the team did a great job and I felt better and better every single time I was going out there, so that’s a positive. Unfortunately, I never got a great start and I found myself both motos behind the top three – and even top four – and charged through the motos but missed a little bit of speed today. Unfortunately, it was only enough for two fourth positions so definitely not what I want but that’s the way it is right now and we’ll move forward to hopefully have a better feeling on different tracks.”