French rider Marvin Musquin continues to recover from a wrist injury sustained prior to last weekend’s San Diego round of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championships.
The 33-year-old two-time former MX2 world champion and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider unfortunately sustained the injury while practicing and, as a result of that incident, he will also sit out this weekend’s first Triple Crown event of the season, the third round of the AMA Supercross Championships at Anaheim 2 this weekend.
It is expected that Musquin – who finished fourth in last year’s series – will at least miss the next few rounds of the season at this point, as he awaits further confirmation on the extent of the injury to his left wrist.
“To have this injury that happened last Wednesday practicing this early in the season is not ideal. You prepare yourself for three months and to only race one race at Anaheim and get hurt is obviously disappointing.
“Right now all that I can do is wait and do everything I can to heal. There’s bone bruising and a bad sprain, but the time that I will be out for is a little bit unknown. I’ll go by feeling, day after day, week after week, and see how it goes. That’s all I can do right now,” he said.
In 2004, Musquin won the European Motocross Championship in the 85cc class. He followed this by winning the 2006 125cc Junior World Championship. He competed on a privateer Honda in the 2008 FIM MX2-GP world championship, finishing in 14th place.
Musquin won the 2009 FIM MX2-GP World Championship and, successfully defended his title in 2010 while riding for the KTM factory racing team managed by Belgium’s 10-time former world champion Stefan Everts.
Since 2011, Musquin has competed in the AMA Motocross Championships in the United States, finishing the 2013 season in third place overall in the 250cc class.
In 2014 he won the first Red Bull Straight Rhythm in the 250cc class. In 2015 he won the East Supercross 250MX class Championship.
Musquin was also a member of the victorious French 2015 Motocross of Nations team that included Gautier Paulin and Romain Febvre.
In 2016, Musquin finished third behind Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac in the AMA 450cc pro Motocross championships.
In 2017, he finished runner-up, 17 points behind Tomac, in the AMA 450cc Motocross Championships. He also finished second, 9 points behind Jason Anderson, in the 2018 Monster Energy AMA 450 Supercross Championships.
2023 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS AFTER ROUND TWO:
450SX Class Championship Standings:
1 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (52)
2 Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (46)
3 Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (39)
4 Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki (37)
5 Dylan Ferrandis, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (36)
6 Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (33)
7 Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki (32)
8 Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (29)
9 Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM (29)
10 Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Honda (28)
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings:
1 Jett Lawrence, Zephyrhills, Fla., Honda (52)
2 RJ Hampshire, Minneola, Fla., Husqvarna (46)
3 Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (42)
4 Enzo Lopes, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha (36)
5 Mitchell Oldenburg, Godley, Tex., Honda (35)
6 Stilez Robertson, Bakersfield, Calif., Yamaha (31)
7 Phillip Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Yamaha (30)
8 Derek Kelley, Riverside, Calif., KTM (27)
9 Dylan Walsh, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki (24)
10 Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ont., Yamaha (23)
Photo courtesy KTM
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