Musquin Wins Opening East 250 Supercross Event

DALLAS, TX – February 15, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin collected the win at the opening round of the East 250SX class championship at the seventh round of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Series held at the AT&T Stadium.

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Marvin Musquin wins opening 250SX East event
Photo: Simon Cudby

The factory rider, who spent the off-season restructuring his training program, showed up at the first round ready to battle. He turned the quickest time in the afternoon qualifiers to earn top gate pick heading into the main event.

Marvin Musquin was placed in the second heat race. He got a great start and went on to win with a comfortable gap on the rest of the field. His win in the heat gave him the first gate choice for the main event.

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On his KTM 250 SX-F Musquin gained the holeshot
Photo: Simon Cudby

Musquin pulled a huge holeshot in the main event and quickly pulled away from the rest of the field. He had managed to gap the field by an impressive five seconds before the race was red-flagged on lap six due to an injured rider. Aboard his KTM 250 SX-F Musquin pulled off the track and returned to the start for the official AMA ruling.

The AMA decided to do a staggered start since more than three laps had been completed. Musquin led the way off the staggered start and quickly got out to his top spot once again. This time he again pulled on the field and went on to collect his first win of the season. His win at the opening round will give him the red plate heading to the next event.

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Musquin celebrates win and points lead
Photo: Simon Cudby

“It feels so great to get a win tonight,” stated Musquin. “Myself and the team have been working so hard in the off-season to get where we need to be to run up front. I have had a lot of injury in the past few seasons, particularly in the Supercross season, and I am happy to finally be completely healthy at the start of the season. I am so happy tonight and very thankful to my team.”

Next Round: February 21, 2015 – Atlanta, GA

Results East 250SX Class Dallas

1. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, 14:00.235 min (15 laps)
2. Justin Bogle (USA), Honda, +4.079 sec
3. Joey Savatgy (USA), Kawasaki, +6.727
4. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha, +7.610
5. Matthew Lemoine (USA), Kawasaki, +11.870
Other KTM
20. Dakota Alix (USA), KTM, +49.884

Standings East 250SX Class after 1 of 9 rounds

1. Musquin, 25 points
2. Bogle, 22
3. Savatgy, 20
4. Martin, 18
5. Lemoine, 16
Other KTM
20. Alix, 1