CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (August 24, 2019) – Marvin Musquin had an incredible come from behind ride during Moto 1 at the final round of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Unfortunately his day was cut short after going down in Moto 2 leaving him with 1-40 moto scores and third-overall in the 450MX Championship.
In Moto 1, Musquin shot off the line and settled into fourth on the opening lap. By the fourth lap he passed Joey Savatgy for third and began closing the gap on Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac. Despite the overwhelming lapped traffic, Musquin caught up to Tomac about halfway into the race and on lap 14 he took over second. With only 2 laps to go he dug deep and passed Roczen for the lead and held strong till the checked flagged.
In Moto 2, Musquin captured another great start but as he approached the third turn he wasn’t able to slow down and collided with Zach Osborne. Musquin tweaked his knee as a result and was carried off the track by the Alpinestars Medical team and was unable to finish the second moto. It was a great season for Musquin who fought hard till the very end with seven podium finishes.
Musquin: “In the first moto, I charged hard to get around [Eli] Tomac and the lap after I passed [Ken] Roczen and it was just awesome. To me, it was the best moto of the year. In the second moto, I was maybe charging too hard off the start and I came into that left-hander too hot and couldn’t slow down enough. Zach [Osborne] was ahead of me and I couldn’t avoid him and I basically landed on him in that little turn and I couldn’t avoid that. Unfortunately, I crashed and tweaked my knee so I couldn’t keep going. It was a bummer, I wanted to finish on a high note and also secure my second place in the championship, but unfortunately, I lost that. Right now, there’s nothing we can do for it but we’ve got some time off.”