Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin had a breakthrough performance at Saturday’s St. Louis SX Triple Crown to secure his first and the team’s first overall victory of the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship. Outperforming his 450SX competitors with 2-1-2 finishes, Musquin successfully managed all three Main Events of the night to come out on top at Round 13.
As the team’s sole 450 riders this weekend, Musquin put on a great showing from start to finish. Matching his season’s best qualifying position in second, the French rider carried an excellent gate pick into the first of three Main Events, powering his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into second place off the start. He chased after the leader all race-long, finishing only four seconds away from the race-one victory.
Musquin once again proved that good starts are critical as he edged out the rest of the field with the holeshot and early lead. Fighting off intense pressure from behind, Musquin held a hard-charging group of riders at bay to come away with a five-second victory in race two.
Holding onto a 2-1 score going into the final Main Event of the night, Musquin set himself up for a favourable overall outcome as he got off the line in second place. He raced smooth and steady early on before turning it up late in the race to close the gap on the leader. Musquin settled for the runner-up position in race three with a formidable charge, knowing it would be good enough to secure the overall win for the night.
Marvin Musquin: “It’s tough to win the Triple Crowns, but my starts were awesome, and the riding was good. I was trying to apply the best technique possible. This track was awesome today, super technical, and I enjoyed it so much. I knew I needed to get a good start to win, which I did. I was trying to be consistent, as always. It was a fun race!”
Team rider Max Vohland returned to racing in St. Louis after missing the first five rounds of the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship due to injury. Vohland failed to make the Triple Crown Main Event lineup for the night while working his way back into the racing groove.
Next Race: April 16 – Atlanta, Georgia
Results 450SX Class – St. Louis SX Triple Crown
- 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, 2-1-2
- 2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 1-3-3
- 3. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 4-4-1
- 12. Fredrik Noren (USA), KTM
- 15. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM
Standings 450SX Class 2022 after 13 of 17 rounds
- 1. Eli Tomac, 302 points
- 2. Jason Anderson, 246
- 3. Justin Barcia, 240
- 5. Marvin Musquin, 232
- 6. Cooper Webb, 208
- 13. Shane McElrath, 101
- 15. Aaron Plessinger, 97
- 22. Max Anstie, 55
- 26. Joey Savatgy, 27
Results 250SX Class – St. Louis SX Triple Crown
- 1. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, 2-2-1
- 2. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1-5
- 3. Mitchell Oldenburg (USA), Honda, 3-3-4
- 10. Ramyller Alves (USA), KTM
- 14. Michael Hicks (USA), KTM
- 17. Jack Chambers (USA), KTM
- 19. Max Miller (USA), KTM
Standings 250SX East Class 2022 after 6 of 9 rounds
- 1. Jett Lawrence, 148 points
- 2. Cameron Mcadoo, 114
- 3. RJ Hampshire, 107
- 24. Michael Hicks, 17
- 28. Ramyller Alves, 13
- 30. Jack Chambers, 8
- 33. Max Miller, 4
- 38. Max Vohland, 1
via KTM Press