Marvin’s third consecutive podium at San Diego SX


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 2, 2019) – The fifth round of the Monster Energy Supercross was one of the muddiest and toughest races of the season so far. San Diego’s Petco Park was pounded by wind and rain right before qualifying, that left the track absolutely miserable for the main event. Marvin Musquin made his way through the mud to his third consecutive podium finishing in second.

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Musquin qualified third and put himself in a favorable start position for Heat #2. Though he found himself buried in the pack, he immediately made his way to fifth on the opening lap and grabbed third going into the main event.

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Track conditions for the main got even worse as the track began drying up and became extremely tacky. Musquin got a mid-packed start in tenth and quickly climbed to sixth during the opening laps. From there, he moved his way into third and made a hard charged towards the second place position, where Ken Roczen made a mistake and Musquin took over the second place position.

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Musquin: “It was a crazy day, and a long day. We waited all day to get out and do only one practice but I was able to qualify good in third and take third in my heat race. The guys at Dirt Works did a great job again trying to pack the track and keep it hard packed. There was just so much water. It was good when it stopped raining because riding when it’s wet is actually more ridable then like tonight when it dries out and becomes very sticky and heavy. I didn’t get a great start in the Main Event and the dirt was so heavy it was packed up in my goggles and my helmet was really heavy. I scraped my goggles on the first lap a couple times to save my roll-off and it worked until the end, which was great. I came back after that but I had no idea where I was to try to make passes. It’s crazy because you don’t want to crash, but you want to try to pass guys in front of you and make up time. But you also try to be safe and try to stay on two wheels, and that’s what I did. I knew Kenny [Roczen] was in front of me at the end but I didn’t know if that was for third or second – and then I crossed the finish line and looked at the board and it was a second, which is great. I’m glad I’m on the podium tonight and now go to the east coast with a dome stadium and a dry track.”