Marvin Musquin was on the gas at Atlanta SX


Atlanta, Georgia (March 2, 2019) – Marvin Musquin was on the gas at the ninth round of the Monster Energy Supercross tour that took place in Atlanta, Georgia. Musquin captured another third-place podium finish with his great starts and explosive speed.

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After qualifying second for the day Musquin had a solid 450SX Heat 1 race by setting the fastest lap time and battled with teammate Cooper Webb and Blake Baggett where he transferred third into the main.

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During the main event Musquin got a second place start and immediately began applying pressure to Webb for the lead. Musquin was very quick through the whoops and made several attempts to pass Webb. He saw an opportunity and made another hard charge through the whoops to make the pass but made a small mistake that cost him some time. At about the half way point Musquin was able to catch back up with Webb and put himself back in the battle for the lead. During another sand section in the corner of the track Musquin tried to change his line but bobbled, allowing Baggett to get by for second.  Musquin held the third place position till the end and finished for the night.

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Musquin: “It felt like it was going to be a better race for me – I had a great start so I was running second, which was good but I was eating a lot of sand in the sand section it was definitely tough. I was pushing really hard – I was better than Cooper in some areas of the track, so I was able to really put pressure on him in some areas but then I would go through the sand and I had to go in the main line because it was the safest and the quickest line but you kind of had to follow. I made a mistake and went off the main line and then Baggett got me. At this point, I just could not make the pass on Blake, even though I showed some really good speed. It’s only a third place tonight and I’m not very happy with the result.”