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Red Bull KTM Riders Musquin and Dungey Podium at Minneapolis SX

Red Bull KTM Riders Musquin and Dungey Podium at Minneapolis SX

Round 7 – AMA Supercross Championship – February 18, 2017

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The AMA Supercross Championship made its return to Minneapolis for the first time since 2013, where it took place inside the newly built U.S. Bank Stadium. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin led the team’s efforts on Saturday night with a solid 2nd place finish, while his teammate, Ryan Dungey, earned a 3rd place finish at Round 7 to maintain his points lead in the 450SX Championship. Additionally, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith captured an impressive 2nd place finish at the opening round of the 250SX East Championship.

All three Red Bull KTM factory riders were seeded into 450SX Heat 1 but it was Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM’s Davi Millsaps who shot out to the front on the opening lap. Dungey powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into the 2nd place position early on where he set his sights on Millsaps out front. Trey Canard tucked his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a top-four position off the start where he quickly made his way into 3rd behind Dungey.

Dungey and Millsaps battled it out for the lead position but in the end it was Millsaps who took the heat race win, with Dungey in a close 2nd. Canard held strong to capture a 3rd place transfer position into the Main Event.

Musquin got hit from behind by another rider on the opening lap, causing him to go down and fall back to 17th place. Despite a valiant effort to come back and finish 7th in the race, Musquin was forced to enter the semi-final. There, Musquin dominated the race to earn a decent gate pick for the Main Event.

450SX Main Event
Millsaps powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to a great start once again, with Dungey and Musquin inside the top six on the opening lap. Dungey quickly moved into the 2nd place position behind Eli Tomac, while Musquin climbed his way into 3rd around lap five. Throughout the 26-lap Main Event Musquin continued to increase the pressure on Dungey and with only a few laps to go Musquin made the move on his teammate to take over the 2nd place position.

Musquin put on a charge to catch up to within six seconds of Tomac out front, where he was able to pull a gap on Dungey to ultimately finish 15 seconds ahead for 2nd place.

Musquin: “The day started off rough – I got hit from behind in the heat race and went down. I was trying to go through safe but it didn’t work out. Thankfully we won the semi and get a decent gate pick that was the goal. It actually was not that bad going to the semi because you get to do more laps and learn more of the track. In the Main Event I was able to make some good passes in the beginning but they [Tomac and Dungey] had a good gap on me and I was trying to put on the charge. I thought it was going to be tough to catch those guys. Obviously Ryan made a mistake but the lappers were really tough out there and the sand section was difficult but I felt like I did good through there. After winning last weekend and then to back it up with a 2nd place tonight is pretty awesome.”

Dungey, who made a mistake early in the race that could have cost him a podium finish, earned a solid 3rd place finish to claim his sixth podium finish of the season.

Dungey: “I definitely had a close call there at the beginning. That section was tricky all day, it sent me into a dive but luckily I saved it and I was able to jump off the side of the track. I had a good charge with Eli at the beginning but he was riding really well and he was able to break away. I made a couple mistakes and then there was Marvin – when he passed me, I saw some of his lines and they were good.”

Dungey added: “It’s good to be back home and to have Minneapolis back on the stop. It’s cool that these people in Minnesota were able to get a taste of Supercross once again and it’s good for the sport.”

Canard didn’t get the best start, where he came around the opening lap in 13th place. The Oklahoma native was able to climb his way inside the top ten through the first half of the race where he ultimately finished 8th place in the Main Event.

250SX East Main Event
The 250SX East Championship kicked off on Saturday and Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith got off to a great start with a 2nd place finish in the class. Smith jumped out of the gate to assume the early lead aboard his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION where he maintained the lead through the first half of the race. Smith eventually dropped to the 2nd place position where he nailed down a podium finish in the opening round of the East division.

Jordon Smith: “I knew I had to get a good start out there, the track was really one lined and I knew it was going to be tough to pass. I got a really good start and just tried to hit my lines and stay clear of the lappers, it was pretty tough out there with all the ruts and stuff. Overall it was a good race and I’m glad to get out of here with a good finish.”

Next Event: Round 8 – Atlanta, Ga. – February 25, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Eli Tomac
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4. Jason Anderson
5. Cole Seely
6. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
7. Broc Tickle
8. Trey Canard (KTM)
9. Blake Baggett (KTM)
10. Mike Alessi

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey (149)
2. Marvin Musquin (133)
3. Eli Tomac (125)
4. Cole Seely (123)
5. Jason Anderson (103)

250SX East Main Event Results
1. Joey Savatgy
2. Jordon Smith (KTM)
3. Zach Osborne
4. RJ Hampshire
5. Adam Cianciarulo

250SX East Championship Standings
1. Joey Savatgy (25)
2. Jordon Smith (22)
3. Zach Osborne (20)
4. RJ Hampshire (18)
5. Adam Cianciarulo (16)

Marvin Musquin Captures His First-Career 450SX Victory in Arlington

Marvin Musquin Captures His First-Career 450SX Victory in Arlington

Round 6 – AMA Supercross Championship – February 11, 2017

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Marvin Musquin rode a flawless race on Saturday to capture his first-career 450SX victory at Round 6 of the 2017 AMA Supercross Championship in Arlington, Texas. Musquin’s teammate, Ryan Dungey, finished 4th to maintain his championship points lead in the class.

KTM-mounted riders finished 1-2-3 in 450SX Heat 1 as Dungey stole the early lead in the race. Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM’s Blake Baggett jumped into the 2nd place position at the beginning of the race with Musquin close in 3rd. Musquin eventually made the pass on Baggett to overtake 2nd as he charged toward his teammate Dungey in the lead. In the end, Dungey claimed the heat race victory by less than one second over Musquin, with Baggett coming in three seconds behind for 3rd.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Trey Canard made his return after missing the last four rounds due to injury. Canard lined up in 450SX Heat 2, where he got off to a mid-pack start. Canard climbed his way into a 4th place transfer position but ultimately got passed back to finish in 5th.

Canard put forth a solid performance in the semi-final race, where he transferred into the Main Event with ease after capturing 2nd place behind Eli Tomac.

450SX Main Event
The 450SX Main Event was red flagged shortly after the gate drop due to a downed rider on the track. Upon the restart, Musquin shot out of the gate aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to capture the early lead, while Canard settled into a top-five position. Meanwhile, Dungey didn’t get off to the best start as he rounded the opening lap in 13th place.

Musquin maintained his focus out front as he rode a near perfect Main Event, leading all 20 laps en route to his first-career 450SX victory.

Musquin: “I was super calm, trying to stay relaxed and not put any pressure on myself. I had a great start and worked on pacing myself and I was just doing my laps out there and it happened. The biggest thing was that I didn’t make any big mistakes and I stayed on my bike. Today I was more relaxed and I’m really happy.”

Following a mid-pack start, Dungey quickly worked his way through the pack and into the 5th place position just before the halfway point. From there, the reigning champion continued to push ahead where he fell just short of a podium position with a 4th place finish.

Dungey: “Overall it was a good night. Obviously our positioning wasn’t the best off the restart but I gave it my all to fight my way back up there. We caught a couple breaks to move into 4th and all-in-all we made up some ground in the big picture.”

Canard had a strong start to the Main Event as he maintained a top-seven position through the first five laps of the race. Unfortunately Canard experienced two crashes that ultimately dropped him outside of the top 10 running. In his first event back from injury, Canard was able to salvage 11th place for the day.

Canard: “It was really nice to be back on the bike. I actually hadn’t gotten any races under my belt until tonight so it was good to put some time out there. I felt good on the bike all day, although I’m not quite where I want to be fitness/speed wise. But I feel like the next few races we can get things to where we want them and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Next Event: Round 7 – Minneapolis, Minn. – February 18, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
2. Cole Seely
3. Jason Anderson
4. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
5. Dean Wilson
6. Broc Tickle
7. Jake Weimer
8. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
9. Justin Bogle
10. Malcolm Stewart
11. Trey Canard (KTM)

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey (129)
2. Marvin Musquin (111)
3. Cole Seely (107)
4. Eli Tomac (100)
5. Jason Anderson (85)

250SX West Main Event Results
1. Justin Hill
2. Austin Forkner
3. Aaron Plessinger
4. Jimmy Decotis
5. Dan Reardon

250SX West Championship Standings
1. Justin Hill (138)
2. Aaron Plessinger (117)
3. Shane McElrath (113)
4. Martin Davalos (106)
5. Jimmy Decotis (91)

KTM Factory Racing Team Achieves Double-Podium at Phoenix SX

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Maintains Championship Points Lead With a Double-Podium at Phoenix SX

Round 4 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 29, 2017

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PHOENIX – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Ryan Dungey kept his podium streak alive on Saturday as he rode to a solid 3rd place finish at Round 4 of the 2017 AMA Supercross Championship in Phoenix. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath bounced back from a visit to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) to capture a 2nd place finish in the 250SX West division. Both Dungey and McElrath maintain the championship points lead in their respective classes after four rounds of racing.

In 450SX Heat 1, Marvin Musquin put his Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a top five position off the start where he pushed his way into the top three by the third lap. After an all-out battle with Cooper Webb, Musquin was able to make his podium position stick as he cleanly transferred to the Main Event.

Dungey lined up in 450SX Heat 2, where he powered his Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into 5th place off the start. Dungey made his move into 4th around the halfway point of the six-lap heat race as he finished strong to capture a transfer position into the Main Event.

450SX Main Event
The Main Event was full of action as the top five riders battled it out for a podium position all race long. Dungey began just inside the top five as he rounded the opening lap in the 4th place position, with Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM’s Davi Millsaps in 5th. Dungey eventually caught the battle for 2nd where he made the pass on Justin Brayton to inherit 3rd. From there, Dungey set his sights on catching Cole Seely for the 2nd place position.

Dungey eventually made his move around Seely just after the halfway point and the duo battled back and forth throughout the next few sections of the track. However, a hard-charging Chad Reed blazed past both riders through the rhythm section leaving Dungey to fall back into the 3rd place position once again.

Despite every effort to catch the leaders, Dungey wasn’t able to make up enough time to catch Reed for the 2nd place position. With a steady string of podium finishes through the first four rounds, Dungey maintains the 450SX championship points leader by a 15-point margin over his teammate Musquin.

Dungey: “After I got up to 3rd I set my sights on trying to make the pass on Seely and then I was able to, which was good. In the sand he came back and took the position back and then we go into the next corner and Seely slid so I was boxed in down that whole rhythm and there came Chad – he was riding good. Once Chad got by I tried to tow in behind him – I knew I was losing a lot of time in that one rhythm lane but overall just trying to tow in with him. I really wanted to make a late charge at the end but I wasn’t able to, those guys were riding good tonight.”

Musquin didn’t get a favorable start in the Main Event as he came around for the opening lap in 13th place. Musquin continued to push throughout the 20-lap race where he ultimately climbed back to an 8th place finish for the day.

After four rounds, Musquin sits only 15 points back for 2nd place position in the 450SX championship point standings.

250SX West Main Event
McElrath was able to lead 11 of the 16 Main Event laps aboard his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. McElrath put himself into a favorable position from the beginning as he remained inside the top three at all times. While battling for the lead position late in the race, McElrath chose to maintain his composure and capture the 2nd place position where he remains in command of the 250SX West points lead after four rounds of racing.

McElrath: “We overcame a lot of adversity today. I had been riding a little cautious and wanted to have that fire again. That race should have been mine, but you do need to be careful when you come up on lappers and aren’t sure what they are going to do. I’m thankful we’re safe after going down in the heat race.”

Next Event: Round 5 – Oakland, Calif. – February 4, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Eli Tomac
2. Chad Reed
3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4. Cole Seely
5. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
6. Justin Brayton
7. Blake Baggett (KTM)
8. Cooper Webb
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
10. Jason Anderson

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey (89)
2. Marvin Musquin (74)
3. Eli Tomac (69)
4. Cole Seely (69)
5. Davi Millsaps (55)

250SX West Main Event Results
1. Justin Hill
2. Shane McElrath (KTM)
3. Austin Forkner
4. Aaron Plessinger
5. Martin Davalos

250SX West Championship Standings
1. Shane McElrath (92)
2. Justin Hill (88)
3. Aaron Plessinger (82)
4. Martin Davalos (70)
5. Austin Forker (67)

Successful Start to the AMA Supercross Season for KTM Factory Racing Teams

Successful Start to the AMA Supercross Season for KTM Factory Racing Teams

Round 1 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 8, 2017

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – It was a successful start to the season for KTM’s Factory Racing teams as the Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin captured two podium finishes in the premier 450SX class, while Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath earned his first-career victory with a dominant performance in the 250SX Main Event.

Musquin kicked off the day with an impressive performance in the timed qualifying sessions, where he assumed the top position heading into the evening’s heat races. Musquin lined up alongside Dungey in Heat 2, each aboard a KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION machine. Both riders put themselves into a favorable position off the start where they charged ahead to ultimately capture 2nd (Dungey) and 3rd (Musquin) in the heat race.

The team’s newest member, Trey Canard, made his official racing debut with the team on Saturday aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. However, Canard struggled in his heat, semi-final and LCQ races due to a sore shoulder sustained in crash during the afternoon practice session. Following a discussion with the team after the parade lap, Canard decided to not line up for the Main Event.

450SX Main Event

Musquin got off to a great start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION as he battled with Ken Roczen for the holeshot. While Roczen assumed the early lead, Musquin tucked in close behind for the 2nd place position, while Dungey jumped into a top-five position on the opening lap.

By the halfway point Dungey had worked his way into the 2nd place position, while Musquin briefly dropped back a position to Eli Tomac. However, the Frenchmen immediately charged back to reclaim his podium position by lap 12.

Dungey maintained a solid 2nd place position for the remainder of the race while Musquin put on a late-in-the-race charge to catch up to his teammate. After 20 laps of racing, Dungey crossed the finish line to capture 2nd overall at the season opener.

Dungey: “It was my first time back on the gate in a while but no excuses, I feel like we’re off to a pretty decent start. I’m happy with the ride and I’m excited to move forward this season. The track was rough and tough tonight, it would reach out and bite you if you weren’t careful. Kenny was riding really well tonight, I didn’t have anything for him. The start was key and you had to get out there and go right off the bat.”

Musquin held strong in the final moments of the race to finish just over one second behind Dungey to capture 3rd place at the season opener.

Musquin: “It feels really good to be on the podium tonight, especially at Anaheim I, it was big. I knew I was capable and it’s just really awesome to see the work that we put in while in Florida pay off. It was a tough track tonight so I’m really happy to be on the podium and I’m looking forward to making some more adjustments with the bike and continuing the momentum.”

250SX Main Event

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath powered his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into favorable position off the start, capturing the holeshot and the early lead. His teammate, Mitchell Oldenburg, settled into a top five position on the opening lap where he set his sights on a podium position. After 15 laps of racing. McElrath emerged victorious to capture the first-career victory in the 250SX class. Oldenburg held tough to finish just off the podium with a 4th place position at the opening round.

McElrath: “That’s what we do during the week – practice with our teammates and try to race hard with people behind you pressuring you. It was tough to be consistent lap after lap – the track was pretty tough but when you make a mistake you just kind of shake it off and try not to let the nerves get to you. We definitely put in the work, we didn’t have high expectations but we knew what we had to do.”

Next Event: Round 2 – San Diego, Calif. – January 14, 2017

450SX Main Event Results

1. Ken Roczen
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Jason Anderson
5. Eli Tomac
6. Cole Seely
7. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
8. Weston Peick
9. Josh Grant
10. Cooper Webb

250SX Main Event Results

1. Shane McElrath (KTM)
2. Aaron Plessinger
3. Martin Davalos
4. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)
5. Justin Hill

Dungey and Musquin Claim Podium Finishes at the Monster Energy Cup

Dungey and Musquin Claim Podium Finishes in an Exciting Night of Racing at the Monster Energy Cup

Monster Energy Cup – October 15, 2016

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LAS VEGAS – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin put forth a strong showing on Saturday to finish 2nd and 3rd overall in an exciting battle at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas.

With a unique racing format of three 10-lap Main Events, riders in the premier Cup Class earned cumulative points from all three races to ultimately secure a final overall for the evening. In only his second race back from injury, Dungey rode his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to an impressive 2nd overall with 3-2-3 finishes for the evening.

Musquin had a stand-out performance aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION where he finished only one point behind his teammate for 3rd overall with 4-3-2 finishes.

Main Event 1

Dungey got off to a 4th place start on the opening lap, while Musquin began in the 6th place position. Both riders quickly advanced through pack – with Dungey securing the 3rd place position and Musquin finishing close behind in 4th.

Main Event 2

Dungey and Musquin got a good jump off the line but both riders were pushed wide, where they settled into 4th and 5th place on the opening lap. Dungey moved into the 3rd place position for the first half of the race while Musquin engaged in a battle for 4th.

The running order tightened up at the halfway point and Dungey began to gain time on the lead battle of Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac. Roczen ended up going down in the rhythm section on lap six, which allowed Dungey to move into 2nd and Musquin into 3rd.

Main Event 3

Heading into the third and final race of the evening, it was a three-way battle for the overall win as Dungey, Musquin and Tomac had a chance at winning. Musquin grabbed the early advantage with a 3rd place start, while Dungey began just inside the top five.

Musquin charged hard in the opening laps to put himself into a favorable 2nd place position behind Roczen, while Dungey and Tomac battled for the 3rd place spot. Tomac eventually made the pass on Dungey for 3rd but it all came down to the final lap of racing as Tomac and Dungey still needed to take the “Joker Lane,” which is an additional section of the track that riders must pass through one time during the 10-lap race.

Musquin, who already took the “Joker Lane,” hooked up with the duo as they exited the additional lane and it was an all-out drag race to the finish. Musquin maintained his 2nd place position ahead of the others, while Dungey made a spectacular pass on Tomac to claim the final podium position in the race.

Tomac ultimately topped Dungey for the overall win by only one point, while Musquin finished another point behind his teammate for 3rd overall.

Dungey: “Overall tonight was good. It’s been a while since we were on a gate drop with these riders. It was great to get some solid time on the bike and get back into a rhythm – it was a good prep race as we get ready for the season. We have a lot of work to do but the bike ran good all night and we’re going to continue to try new things. We’re looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”

Musquin: “It’s a huge step for me, I’m happy with the way I rode today. My starts were not great, I was always getting pushed to the outside and I was losing a ton of time but I came back and fought so hard. It’s only 10 laps but they were long laps. I’m happy to have both of us [Dungey and I] on the podium together. It’s always tough to beat Ryan but right now I am feeling closer and closer and I’m glad to finish on a good note today.”

Dungey and Musquin will go on to compete in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event next Saturday, October 22 in Pomona, California. The duo will be joined by their newest Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Trey Canard, who will make his debut racing appearance on the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

Cup Class Main Event 1

1.     Ken Roczen
2.     Eli Tomac
3.     Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4.     Marvin Musquin (KTM)
5.     Blake Baggett (KTM)
6.     Cole Seely
7.     Chad Reed
8.     Mike Alessi
9.     Benny Bloss (KTM)
10.Nick Schmidt

Cup Class Main Event 2

1.     Eli Tomac
2.     Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3.     Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4.     Chad Reed
5.     Cole Seely
6.     Mike Alessi
7.     Blake Baggett (KTM)
8.     Benny Bloss (KTM)
9.     Jordon Smith
10.Shane McElrath (KTM)

Cup Class Main Event 3

1.     Ken Roczen
2.     Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3.     Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4.     Eli Tomac
5.     Mike Alessi
6.     Cole Seely
7.     Benny Bloss (KTM)
8.     Vince Friese
9.     Blake Baggett (KTM)
10.Shane McElrath (KTM)

Cup Class Overall

1.     Eli Tomac (7)
2.     Ryan Dungey (8)
3.     Marvin Musquin (9)
4.     Cole Seely (17)
5.     Mike Alessi (19)
6.     Blake Baggett (21)
7.     Ken Roczen (23)
8.     Chad Reed (23)
9.     Benny Bloss (24)
10.Vince Friese (31)

Marvin Musquin Finishes 3rd Overall at Budds Creek MX National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin Finishes 3rd Overall at Budds Creek MX National

Dean Wilson Rides to Best Finish of the Season With 6th Overall
Round 11 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – August 20, 2016

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MECHANICSVILLE, Md. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin continued his overall podium-streak on Saturday with a 3rd place finish at the Budds Creek MX National for the penultimate round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Additionally, team rider Dean Wilson earned his best finish of the season with 6th overall after a consistent 5-5 performance in Maryland.

As the gate dropped for the 450 Class Moto 1, it was BTOSports.com/KTM rider Andrew Short who nearly captured the holeshot aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Marvin Musquin and Dean Wilson established themselves inside the top six on the opening lap, each aboard a KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

Musquin sat back in the 4th place position for the first few laps but soon turned up the intensity to make a charge toward the front. Musquin first made his way past Short to overtake 3rd place before setting his sights on Justin Barcia for 2nd. Musquin engaged in a close battle with Barcia for several laps before ultimately making the pass to secure 2nd place in Moto 1.

Wilson put forth a solid performance in Moto 1 to ultimately finish 5th place, with KTM-mounted Short in 7th.

In Moto 2, Short once again shot off the gate to nearly capture the holeshot before jumping into the lead position on the opening lap. Musquin and Wilson didn’t get the most favorable starts, however, as both riders found themselves just inside the top 10 on the opening lap.

Musquin immediately charged through the pack and settled into 4th place, where he once again went to battle with Barcia for a podium position. Despite a hard-fought effort, Musquin wasn’t able to best Barcia, where he ultimately finished 4th in Moto 2. Wilson made a late-in-the-race charge to bring himself into 5th place, finishing just behind Musquin in the second moto.

Musquin’s 2-4 moto scores gave the 450 Class Rookie 3rd overall for the day, while Wilson secured 6th overall with 5-5 finishes.

“I was happy with the first moto to get around Barcia and get 2nd but the second moto didn’t end up the way I wanted it to,” Musquin said. “I thought the second moto was going to be the same as the first so I was trying to be patient, follow Barcia’s lines and make it happen at the end but I wasn’t able to. He was able to push at the end. I’m a little disappointed but to end up 3rd overall was good.”

The 13-round AMA Pro Motocross Championship will conclude next Saturday, August 27 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

450 Class Overall Results
Ken Roczen (1-1)
Justin Barcia (3-3)
Marvin Musquin (2-4)
Eli Tomac (6-2)
Phil Nicoletti (4-6)
Dean Wilson (5-5)
Fredrik Noren (8-7)
Andrew Short (7-9)
Benny Bloss (11-10)
Anthony Rodriguez (10-11)

Championship Point Standings
Ken Roczen – 534
Eli Tomac – 458
Marvin Musquin – 365
Justin Barcia – 316
Christophe Pourcel – 217
Benny Bloss – 204

Marvin Musquin Leads a Strong Finish at Unadilla MX National

Marvin Musquin Leads a Strong Finish for KTM Riders at Unadilla MX National

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Round 10 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – August 13, 2016

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. – With Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin at the helm, it was a solid day of racing for KTM-mounted riders at Round 10 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in New Berlin, New York. Musquin matched his best overall finish of the season with 2nd place on Saturday, while 450 Class Rookie Benny Bloss earned a career-best 4th overall, followed by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson who finished with a season-best 8th overall in his third race back from injury.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin powered his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into a top-five position off the start, while Wilson positioned his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition just inside the top ten. Musquin made quick passes to establish himself in a podium-position early on, where he charged ahead to capture a 3rd place finish in Moto 1. Wilson dropped back to ultimately finish 11th place in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, KTM-mounted riders once again got off to a great start as Musquin, Wilson and BTOSports/KTM’s Bloss put themselves in a favorable position on the opening lap. Roczen assumed the lead with Musquin close in tow as the duo immediately created a gap on the rest of the field. Wilson established himself just behind the front-runners with a hard-charging Bloss close behind.

While pushing toward the leader, Musquin experienced a crash on the iconic “U Turn” where he lost a couple of positions. Bloss took advantage of Musquin’s misfortune as the young rider moved himself into the 2nd place position behind Roczen.

From there, Musquin charged hard to eventually regain his position in 2nd, while Bloss and Wilson showcased impressive rides inside the top five. With 3-2 moto scores for the day, Musquin secured 2nd overall at Unadilla.

Bloss went on to capture a career-best 4th overall, which ultimately vaulted him into 6th place in the 450 Class Championship Standings in his rookie season. Wilson continues to establish himself in the standings after three rounds of racing following a knee injury.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship will return to action on Saturday, August 20 in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

450 Class Overall Results

  1. Ken Roczen (1-1)
  2. Marvin Musquin (3-2)
  3. Eli Tomac (2-3)
  4. Benny Bloss (7-4)
  5. Justin Barcia (4-7)
  6. Fredrik Noren (6-6)
  7. Weston Peick (5-9)
  8. Dean Wilson (11-5)
  9. Phil Nicoletti (8-8)
  10. Matt Bisceglia (9-10)
  11. Justin Brayton (10-11)

Championship Point Standings

  1. Ken Roczen – 484
  2. Eli Tomac – 421
  3. Marvin Musquin – 325
  4. Justin Barcia – 276
  5. Christophe Pourcel – 217
  6. Benny Bloss – 183

Marvin Musquin Secures 3rd Overall at Washougal Motocross National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin Secures 3rd Overall at Washougal Motocross National

Round 9 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – July 23, 2016

Musquin
Musquin

WASHOUGAL, Wash. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin captured 3rd overall in the 450 Class on Saturday for Round 9 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Additionally, three other riders finished inside the top ten aboard their KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycles at Washougal MX Park.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin had his work cut out for him as he began the race just inside the top ten. His teammate, Dean Wilson, started just ahead in the 7th place position on lap one. Musquin quickly made passes to advance toward the front where he powered his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into 4th place by lap three, with Wilson maintaining a steady position in 7th.

Musquin continued to gain ground on the 3rd place rider of Eli Tomac as he eventually put himself within striking distance of Tomac. However, Musquin went down in a bold attempt to make the pass on Tomac, where he landed into a breaking bump and launched off his bike.

Musquin quickly remounted to maintain his 4th place position as he continued to charge ahead. Musquin finished 3rd place in Moto 1 after gaining a position due to an unfortunate crash by Christophe Pourcel late in the race.

Wilson battled with James Stewart in the final laps, where he ultimately bested Stewart to finish 8th in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, Musquin shot off the line to capture the holeshot with his teammate Wilson close in tow. Musquin led the way on the opening lap until Roczen, and eventually Tomac, moved past to engage in a battle for the lead, while Musquin settled into 3rd place.

Musquin put forth a solid performance to earn 3rd place in Moto 2, thus securing 3rd overall for the day.

“I honestly expected better from myself in the second moto after a decent first moto and good lap times,” Musquin said. “The track was really tough – it was dry and kind of sketchy so I was trying to be safe and finish the moto but I should have had better lines. No excuses, though, 3rd overall is good but I know I can do better.”

Wilson maintained a top-five position for nearly the first half of the race before dropping back a few positions, where he ultimately finished 10th in Moto 2. In only his second race back this summer, Wilson claimed 9th overall with 8-10 moto scores.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship will return to action on Saturday, August 13 in New Berlin, New York.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Eli Tomac (2-1)

2. Ken Roczen (1-2)

3. Marvin Musquin (3-3)

4. Weston Peick (7-5)

5. Justin Barcia (10-4)

6. Andrew Short (6-7)

7. Benny Bloss (5-9)

8. Phil Nicoletti (4-11)

9. Dean Wilson (8-10)

10.Fredrik Noren (15-8)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 434

2. Eli Tomac – 379

3. Marvin Musquin – 283

4. Justin Barcia – 244

5. Christophe Pourcel – 217

Marvin Musquin Has Great Outing at Spring Creek Motocross National

Marvin Musquin Carries The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team to a 2nd Overall Finish at Spring Creek Motocross National

Round 8 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – July 16, 2016

Musquin
Musquin

MILLVILLE, Minn. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin captured 2nd overall on Saturday at Round 8 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Millville, Minnesota. Musquin’s teammate, Dean Wilson, made his return back to racing after injuring his knee five months ago, finishing 11th overall for the day.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin got a mid-pack jump off the start but quickly vaulted his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into a top-five position on the opening lap. It didn’t take long for Musquin to charge past Justin Barcia and move into 3rd place as he then set his sights on the leaders ahead.

Musquin made a big charge toward Eli Tomac for the 2nd place position where he came within striking distance many times late in the race. With a hard-fought performance, Musquin ultimately finished 3rd place in Moto 1.

Wilson didn’t get a favorable jump off the line, where he began the race in the 13th place position. Wilson made moves early on to jump into the 11th place position where he battled back and forth for a top-ten spot.

In 450 Class Moto 2, Musquin shot off the line to capture the holeshot and a big lead over the rest of the field. The 450 Class Rookie battled with Ken Roczen for the lead position early on, where Roczen overtook the lead on lap two. Musquin continued to charge hard toward the leader, where he laid the fastest lap time of the race on lap six.

Musquin went on to finish 2nd place in Moto 2, matching his career-best moto finish from Round 4 earlier in the season. With an impressive moto score of 3-2, Musquin secured 2nd overall for the day.

“Today was the day to do two good motos,” Musquin said. “I love this track and we made some changes to the bike that shows to be in the right direction. We always try to get better and it feels good to be able to ride the bike and feel comfortable to ride the way I know how.”

Musquin now sits 3rd in the 450 Class Championship Standings with four rounds remaining in the season.

Wilson grabbed a top-ten position off the start where he engaged in a multi-rider battle throughout the first half of the race. After swapping positions back-and-forth, Wilson ultimately finished 11th place in Moto 2 in his first race back in five months.

Wilson is set to compete in the remainder of the 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship resumes next Saturday, July 23, in Washougal, Washington.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Ken Roczen (1-1)

2. Marvin Musquin (3-2)

3. Eli Tomac (2-3)

4. Christophe Pourcel (5-4)

5. Justin Barcia (4-5)

6. Trey Canard (6-6)

7. Andrew Short (8-8)

8. Benny Bloss (7-10)

9. Justin Brayton (9-9)

10. Phil Nicoletti (14-7)

11. Dean Wilson (11-11)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 387

2. Eli Tomac – 332

3. Marvin Musquin – 243

4. Justin Barcia – 215

5. Christophe Pourcel – 202