Round 5 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – June 22, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin dug deep in the hottest and roughest of conditions on Saturday to come away with his first overall victory of the season at WW Ranch in Jacksonville, Florida for Round 5 of the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. With tough conditions for everyone, Musquin was able to maintain the most consistency up front with 1-3 finishes to claim the hard-earned overall win.


In Moto 1, Musquin got off to a great start aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, where he rounded the opening lap in third. He quickly reeled in his teammate, Cooper Webb, to overtake the second-place position on lap four. Continuing his momentum, Musquin charged up to the lead battle and made a great pass just before the halfway point. With an incredible ride, Musquin was able to hold off the competition to claim his first moto-win of the season. In Moto 2, he got off to a fourth-place start and quickly inserted himself into the podium battle ahead. It didn’t take long for the French rider to reach third, and he then set his sights on second. On lap 10, Musquin was looking strong as he overtook second and continued his charge toward the front. However, he got passed with three laps to go and ultimately finished third in the race. With the overall win, Musquin leapt from fifth to third in the 450MX Championship Standings.


Musquin: “It would have been nice to win both motos but I tried my best in the second moto and I ran out of energy a bit. The track was demanding – it was tough and to pick up the pace was difficult. I’m a little bit disappointed to not have taken advantage of the championship points but I salvaged third place, which was good enough for the overall.”


Webb got off to a great start in 450MX Moto 1 as he powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITON into the holeshot and early lead. He settled into second early on before engaging in a battle with his teammate, Musquin, for the position. Musquin got around him for second but he continued to charge in the third-place position. Ultimately settling into fourth, Webb maintained a solid pace to secure fourth-place in the first moto. In Moto 2, he didn’t get off to the best start as he rounded the opening lap in seventh-place. He slowly picked off riders to bring himself into the top-five and from there he focused on maintaining his position amidst the rough and hot conditions. With a fifth-place finish in Moto 2, Webb secured a top-five overall finish in arguably the toughest race thus far. After five rounds, Webb sits sixth in the 450MX Championship Standings.


Webb: “It was a tough day today – the track was physically demanding and it was hot. I was happy to get the holeshot in the first moto and lead for a little bit but I struggled to maintain a good pace at the beginning. All-in-all, I’m happy to come away with a top-five overall and we’ll continue working hard to get up there next weekend.”


Next Race: Southwick National – June 22, 2019


450MX Results

1. Marvin Musquin, KTM, (1-3)

2. Eli Tomac, KAW, (7-1)

3. Zach Osborne, HQV, (5-2)


5. Cooper Webb, KTM, (4-5)

10. Blake Baggett, KTM, (8-9)

15. Justin Bogle, KTM, (19-12)

16. Benny Bloss, KTM, (13-23)

18. Henry Miller, KTM, (17-19)


250MX Results

1. Justin Cooper, YAM, (2-2)

2. Dylan Ferrandis, YAM, (4-1)

3. Adam Cianciarulo, KAW, (5-3)

12. Pierce Brown, KTM, (14-10)

13. Shane McElrath, KTM, (11-13)

20. Cameron Mcadoo, KTM, (15-40)


450MX Standings

1. Eli Tomac, 215 points

2. Ken Roczen, 209

3. Marvin Musquin, 184


6. Cooper Webb, 166

8. Blake Baggett, 117

10. Justin Bogle, 99


250MX Standings

1. Adam Cianciarulo, 222 points

2. Justin Cooper, 204

3. Dylan Ferrandis, 187

10. Shane McElrath, 79

13. Wilson Todd, 56

16. Derek Drake, 50

20. Jordon Smith, 38


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