Photo: KTM Images - Simon Cudby
Photo: KTM Images – Hoppenworld

Musquin Finishes 3rd at Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished third overall at the second round of the East 250SX Supercross Series in front of a packed stadium at the Georgia Dome.

Musquin was placed in heat number two where he jumped off to a second place start. Four laps into the race, Musquin missed a triple jump which allowed Wil Hahn to take over the position. Musquin quickly regained his speed to catch back up to Hahn. Musquin followed Hahn’s aggressiveness as both riders caught up to the lead ride of Zach Bell and collectively made a pass on him in the final lap of the heat. Hahn went on to take the win while Musquin finished second to earn a top spot in gate selection for the main event.

Musquin started the main event in fifth position and quickly passed Justin Hill to take over fourth place. On the third lap he made an inside pass around a corner to pass Blake Wharton for a podium position. Once in third he maintained his position for the remaining laps to earn his first podium of the season.

“The track was fun today. It was very technical and I enjoyed racing at the Georgia Dome. I had great practice times and I had a decent start in the main, and of course, it is nice to be back on the podium. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t able to catch up to the leaders today but I will come back stronger next week and hope to continue to improve,” commented Musquin.

Photo: KTM Images - Simon Cudby
Photo: KTM Images – Simon Cudby

Next Event: St. Louis, MO – March 2, 2013

Overall Results 250SX Class –

Wil Hahn
Dean Wilson
Marvin Musquin – KTM
Blake Wharton
Jeremy Martin
Justin Hill
Gavin Faith
Kyle Peters
Vince Friese
Zach Bell
Mitchell Oldenburg
Lance Vincent – KTM
Cole Thompson
James Decotis
Steven Clarke – KTM
Gareth Swanepoel
Adam Gulley
AJ Cantanzaro
Kurtis McCabe
Jackson Richardson

Overall 250SX Point Standings –

Dean Wilson – 47
Wil Hahn – 45
Blake Wharton – 40
Marvin Musquin – 35
Kyle Peters – 31


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.