Marvin Musquin staying consistent in Minneapolis


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn (February 9th, 2019) – The sixth round of the Monster Energy Supercross series has officially made its way East and took place inside the U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marvin Musquin is staying consistent with his fourth-consecutive podium with a third-place finish.

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In the 450SX Heat #2 Musquin got off to a decent start and battled his way to second by the end of the second lap. He continued to battle for majority of the race but unfortunately a crash a little after the half-way point set him back to an eighth-place finish.

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Musquin faced some major challenges in the Main Event with his 16thplace gate pick that put him in eighth on the opening lap. Musquin had a lot of ground to make up and began calculating his passes towards the front. He quickly put himself in the battle for the lead and was closing in on Blake Bagget when he went down and Musquin advanced to third where he continued his podium streak and is currently tied for third in the championship.

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Musquin: “It was definitely a tough night. I made it really hard on myself going down in the heat race while running in second – I made a little mistake that cost me big time and then again, I hit neutral and went down again so I qualified 8thin the heat. With a really bad gate pick, I knew it was going to be hard to choose either inside or outside on the gate but I chose to go very far inside and I didn’t get the start I wanted. I was tight inside and came out top-ten but on a track like that, it’s super tough to be in that position to make passes. It took me a long time to get into the top-five and I was pushing to get around [Blake] Baggett and unfortunately, he went down hard, hopefully he’s okay. Once I was in third, I tried to give a push for second but there was a gap and physically I gave a lot when I was trying to pass guys for most of the Main Event. Definitely tough, but to be third on the podium tonight is a good result considering where I came from with the heat race and the start, so I’ll definitely take it.”