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Musquin Maintains Second in AMA Motocross Championship Standings

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Musquin Maintains Second in AMA Motocross Championship Standings
While not the day he wanted, Marvin Musquin still sits second in the 450MX championship standings. Photo: Simon Cudby
Marvin Musquin has maintained second place in the 2018 Lucas Oils AMA Pro Motocross Championship after just missing the podium with fourth overall at Lakewood, Colorado.

Round three of the championship, held at the Thunder Valley track, just did not click with the The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team rider.

In 450MX Moto 1, Musquin got off to a fourth-place start, where he battled for a top-five position through the first three laps before the race was red flagged due to a downed rider on the track. With a fifth-place gate pick, Musquin lined up once again for a second gate drop and made his way back to fifth with 19 minutes remaining in the re-started race. From there, Musquin moved into fourth and maintained that position through the checkers.

In Moto 2, Musquin once again put himself into a top-four position off the start and battled for third early on before settling into the top-five in the first two laps. He quickly moved up to fourth on lap three and rode his own race for the remainder of the moto to close the day with a pair of fourth-place finishes to capture fourth overall.
Musquin Maintains Second in AMA Motocross Championship Standings
Musquin admitted to simply lacking a bit of speed in the high altitude of Colorado. Photo: Simon Cudby
‰ÛÏIt was definitely a tough day for me. I struggled, even though I felt like I rode good here last year, it‰Ûªs always a unique one here with the altitude and trying to work on the bike but the team did a great job and I felt better and better every single time I was going out there, so that‰Ûªs a positive," the Frenchman explained.

"Unfortunately, I never got a great start and I found myself both motos behind the top three ‰ÛÒ and even top four ‰ÛÒ and charged through the motos but missed a little bit of speed today. Unfortunately, it was only enough for two fourth positions so definitely not what I want but that‰Ûªs the way it is right now and we‰Ûªll move forward to hopefully have a better feeling on different tracks," Musquin concluded.

Musquin will be back in action when the championship resumes at the High Point National, Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania ‰ÛÒ June 16, 2018
Musquin Maintains Second in AMA Motocross Championship Standings
Musquin still holds an 18 point advantage over third placed Justin Barcia but 28 back from leader Eli Tomac. Photo: Simon Cudby

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