LAKEWOOD, Colo. (June 1, 2019) – Round 3 of the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross Championship was held at Thunder Valley Motocross Park, where Marvin Musquin was not only faced with challenging weather conditions and high altitude but he was also forced to charge through the field with 8-3 moto scores claiming fifth overall.
Thunder Valley is known for its high altitude challenges for the riders and their bikes but this year was unusual with an unexpected extreme thunder storm just before the gate dropped for 450MX Moto 1 creating a rough track with deep ruts. Musquin got off to a good start and was out front until he went down in the second turn due to another rider colliding with him. He quickly re-mounted and put on an incredible ride salvaging an eight-place finish from almost last.
In Moto 2, he got off to another great start and immediately began battling for third by the end of the fist lap. Throughout the race he bounced between third and fourth, where he eventually overtook third late in the race and finished inside the top-five with his 8-3 moto scores.
Musquin: “It was a rough day overall and but I felt good physically. Unfortunately, in the first moto I tried to get creative and go all the way around the second turn to get some speed but a rider took my front end out so it was a rough start of the day for the motos. I gave my best to come back to eighth in the first moto and those guys out front were fast, so to catch more than that, it was difficult. I put myself in a better position to fight for the podium and the win in the second moto. Something clicked a little bit and then my riding was better – I had better lines and better flow. We improved the bike a little bit for the second moto and that was the positive.”