SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18th, 2019) – The opening round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicked-off this Saturday with the 51strunning of the Hangtown Motocross Classic and brought rare cool temperatures and heavy rain. Marvin Musquin battled through the sloppy conditions and placed just outside the top-five, taking away sixth overall.
Musquin qualified third overall in the 450MX class but unfortunately crashed in the second practice and struggled in Moto 1 because of it. Musquin got a mid-packed start and by the half way point of the race he made the pass on Justin Barcia for seventh, where he ultimately finished in Moto 1.
As the rain began to fall during Moto 2, Musquin shot off the starting gate capturing the holeshot and an early lead. Musquin settled into third on the opening lap and battled throughout the race between third and fourth. The track began to deteriorate and Musquin worked his way through the muddy conditions. Late in the race he made a pass on Jason Anderson for third but was passed by Zach Osborne on the final lap where he finished fourth in the moto and sixth overall for the day.
Musquin: “I was super sore after my crash in practice but I tried to regroup and get as better as I could before the motos but the first moto was tough. The feeling was not good and the start was not there, so I was battling with myself, basically, and then the track – I couldn’t find a good flow or rhythm. The second moto was better but it was a very disappointing outcome for me as I’ve gotten second the last two years here. Hangtown is always tough, so we know where we are now and it can only get better.”