Round 2 of the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, which took place at California’s Fox Raceway on Saturday, threw up a strong result for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, with Marvin Musquin putting on a great show for the crowd as he raced his way to a podium finish with 3-2 moto scores on the day.
His teammate, Cooper Webb, finished just outside the top five with a consistent performance in sixth overall.
Musquin put himself into fourth off the start of 450MX Moto 1, powering his way up to second by lap three. He put on a charge late in the race to bring himself up to the rear wheel of the leader, where he soon found himself in a three-way battle for the top spot.
With only three laps to go, Musquin got passed for second and while he battled to the end, he ultimately finished third.
In Moto 2, he shot off the line and into second-place before charging his way to the lead early on the opening lap. He held off a hard-charging Eli Tomac for the first half of the race and on lap nine he got passed for the lead. Musquin did his best to keep the leader at bay but he ultimately finished second in the moto and second overall for the day.
“Coming from Hangtown, I had a rough week with only a little bit of riding on Thursday and Friday so I didn’t have much expectation,” said Musquin. “I just wanted to get back to my full potential and I feel like today I was back to myself. I’m glad to be back on the podium with second overall and happy with my riding.”
It was a consistent day for Webb, but perhaps not the results the recently-crowned 450SX Champion was looking for at Round 2.
Next Race: Thunder Valley National – June 1, 2019
1. Eli Tomac, KAW, (1-1)
2. Marvin Musquin, KTM, (3-2)
3. Ken Roczen, HON, (2-3)
1. Adam Cianciarulo, KAW, (3-1)
2. Justin Cooper, YAM, (1-4)
3. Dylan Ferrandis, YAM, (7-3)
1. Eli Tomac, 93 points
2. Ken Roczen, 89
3. Marvin Musquin, 74
1. Adam Cianciarulo, 92 points
2. Justin Cooper, 86
3. Dylan Ferrandis, 70