Marvin Musquin collects valuable points towards the championship in Detroit


DETRIOT, Michigan (February 25, 2019) – Round 8 was the second Triple Crown format for the Monster Energy Supercross season and took place inside Detroit, Michigan’s Ford Field stadium. Marvin Musquin finished just outside the top-five with a combined 9-4-4 giving him sixth overall.

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Though Musquin struggled with starts throughout the night he still continues to collect valuable points towards the championship. During Main #1 Musquin got off to an eighth-place start until he made a mistake that dropped him back to ninth where he respectively finished.

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In Main #2, Musquin got off to a better start in fourth and ran upfront with the lead pack for the first half of the race. At about the half way point Joey Savatgy lost traction and clipped Musquin’s front tire forcing him to go down. He quickly remounted putting himself in fifth and began batting with Chad Reed for fourth. Once Musquin reclaimed fourth he made another hard charge for third on the last lap but come up short.

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In the 3rdand final Main, Musquin got another top-ten start but was able to turn it around and make his way up to fourth where he held the position till the checked flag, finishing just outside the top-five with sixth overall for the night.

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Musquin: “It was definitely a tough day of not getting very good starts. I wish I would have started a little bit better, at least in the top three. It was hard to pass with a lot of intensity out of everyone in the first few laps of each moto and I made a big mistake and jumped off the track in the first moto and that cost me a lot. The riding was good tonight, I clocked some really good lap times during each of the three motos so I know the speed was there but unfortunately it was hard to get good results. There was a lot going on in those three Main Events and it’s frustrating but we never give up.”