JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 22, 2019) – Round 5 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship returned to Marvin Musquin’s hometown state, in Jacksonville Florida at the WW Ranch after a 22-year hiatus. The humidity and blistering temperatures made this round one of the toughest on the circuit. The Frenchman is no stranger to the brutal Florida heat and took the overall win with his 1-3 moto scores.
In Moto 1, Musquin shot off the line in third and by the fourth lap he moved into second place. By the halfway point Musquin began chasing down the leader, Ken Roczen and took over the position to claim his first moto-win of the season.
In Moto 2, he got off to a fourth-place start and caught fire by lap three and passed Zach Osborne for third. From there, Musquin dug deep and tried to conserve as much energy as possible by ridding strategically smooth. By lap ten he was in second and quickly closing the 5 second gab between him and leader until he began to lose momentum. He was passed by Osborne with only three laps to go finishing third in the moto. His 1-3 moto scores were enough for the overall win and is now currently sitting third in the 450MX Championship Standings.
Musquin: “It would have been nice to win both motos but I tried my best in the second moto and I ran out of energy a bit. The track was demanding – it was tough and to pick up the pace was difficult. I’m a little bit disappointed to not have taken advantage of the championship points but I salvaged third place, which was good enough for the overall.”