Red Bull KTM’s Musquin Finishes 4th at St. Louis Supercross

St. Louis, MO - Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished inside the top five with a 4th place result in the 250SX class at the third round of the Monster Energy East 250SX Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship.

Musquin had the second fastest practice time heading into the night show where he was placed in the first 250SX heat. He had a great jump off the start gate in his heat but crashed in the second corner. He remounted in the back of the back. At the end of the first lap he had moved his way back into the top ten. In the remaining laps he was able to make important passes to move his KTM into qualifying position. He eventually climbed back to 5th to qualify to the main event.

In the main event, Musquin earned a 4th place start only to crash in the sand section on the first lap. He quickly recovered only losing about five positions and finished the first lap in 8th place. For the next five laps he moved forward through the pack eventually passing into 4th place on lap five. Once in 4th, he settled into a solid pace and maintained his position through the remaining laps to finish one spot shy of the podium.

"I didn't have my best performance tonight," stated Musquin after the race. "I had some really good moments but I also had some moments I wish I hadn't. I got frustrated in the middle of the race when some lines I took didn't work out the way I hoped. I will keep working away at it and hope to return to the podium next weekend."

Next Event: Indianapolis, IN - March 9, 2013

Overall 250SX Results -
1. Wil Hahn
2. Dean Wilson
3. Blake Wharton
4. Marvin Musquin - KTM
5. Jeremy Martin
6. Vince Friese
7. James Decotis
8. Cole Thompson
9. Zach Bell
10. PJ Larsen
11. Gavin Faith
12. Zack Freeburg
13. AJ Cantanzaro
14. Kyle Hussey
15. Mitchell Oldenburg
16. Justin Hill
17. Levi Kilbarger
18. Daniel Herrlein
19. Lance Vincent - KTM
20. Shawn Rife

Overall Championship 250SX Point Standings -
1. Wil Hahn - 70
2. Dean Wilson - 69
3. Blake Wharton - 60
4. Marvin Musquin - 53
5. Vince Friese - 39