Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team‰Ûªs Marvin Musquin continued to battle back from an early season shoulder injury on Saturday night as he earned a top-five finish at Round 4 of the AMA Supercross Championship in Glendale, Arizona.
Musquin, still rehabbing a shoulder injury sustained at Round 2, had a slow start to his race day with a 6th place finish in 450SX Heat #1. Despite a bad start in the heat race, Musquin‰Ûªs steady performance gave him a transfer position into the Main Event.
In the 450SX Main Event, Musquin got off to a top-ten start early on the opening lap but he quickly charged his way up to the 5th place battle, where he engaged through the first half of the race. Musquin eventually made his way up to 4th just after the halfway point but the French rider was ultimately passed by a hard-charging Jason Anderson late in the race.
Still finishing strong despite his setbacks, Musquin maintained his top-five position throughout the 20-lap Main Event to ultimately finish 5th.
"Given the last few weeks and all the rehab work I've put in to strengthen my shoulder, I'm happy with 5th place tonight," Musquin said. "I was able to get a reasonable start around 8th and just tried to put in solid laps until the end. I‰Ûªm happy to make good gains this week and I look forward to building from here.‰Û