MT. MORRIS, Pa. (June 15, 2019) – Round 4 of the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicked off the first east-coast round at Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Marvin Musquin struggled with his starts all day but put on an impressive ride from last place to salvaging sixth overall despite the challenges throughout the moto’s.
Musquin was feeling great during practice and qualified second overall going into Moto 1. He got off to a ninth place start where he fought his way up to eighth on the second lap and continued to charge through the pack. A little after the halfway point he made his way to fifth and began battling with Ken Roczen for fourth. Musquin eventually took over fourth with a little over a minute left in the moto.
In Moto 2, Musquin went down hard in the first turn and had to make his way to the front from last place. By the end of the first lap Musquin made his way to 21stand continued to battle for valuable points in the championship. He managed to secure a seventh-place finish, giving him sixth overall with total scores of 4-6. Musquin currently sits inside the top-five in the 450 points standings and overcame his misfortune for the day.
Musquin: “It was a tough day. I was feeling great but unfortunately, I didn’t have a good start in the first moto and I couldn’t make good passes right away, so I lost a bunch of time in the first few laps. In the second moto, I went around the outside off the start and was really aggressive and ran into the back of another guy. I was dead last and came back to seventh, so it’s very disappointing because I love that track and I felt pretty good but when you crash on the start there’s nothing you can do. The top six riders were up front and the gap was just too big to catch them.”