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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Congratulates Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin on First Career Title on U.S. Soil

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 1:35 PM

MX Sports Pro Racing, organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, along with its partners at NBC Sports, wish to congratulate Marvin Musquin and Red Bull KTM on one of the most dominant East Region 250SX Class Championship efforts in recent memory. This past Saturday at MetLife Stadium, in the shadows of New York City, the Frenchman raced to his sixth win in eight races to secure his first career title on U.S. soil and give KTM its second championship of the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season.

"We are very happy for Marvin and his wife, Mathilde, and the entire Red Bull KTM team," said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. "It was a huge challenge for them to come to America in the hopes of adding AMA Championships to his two FIM World Championships, and after working hard for four years, he's realized that goal. We look forward to seeing him now challenge for the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as well."

Musquin, a two-time MX2 World Champion, came stateside with KTM beginning in 2011 in pursuit of the sport’s most prestigious titles, both indoors and out. While the veteran’s overseas success helped him acclimate to the competition and different style of racing in the U.S., his success was scattered. Last season he suffered a major knee injury that forced him to miss the supercross season and slowly work his way back into top form during the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, in which he earned a pair of overall victories. 

Back at 100-percent health heading into 2015, Musquin was determined to make the most of his final year of eligibility in the 250SX Class and finally earn that elusive championship he came here to win. Prior to 2015, Musquin had earned four career wins and finished third and second in two seasons of 250SX Class competition. From the moment the East Region began, Musquin was clearly the rider to beat and he went on to dominate the eight-race championship, winning six times and finishing second in the remaining two races to finally become a U.S. champion. 

Musquin will now set his sights on continued success in the states, looking to become just the second rider in history to win both an MX2 World Championship and a 250 Class National Championship. The only other rider to ever accomplish the feat was South African Grant Langston, current analyst for NBC Sports, who coincidentally enough was also the last, and only KTM-mounted rider to win a 250 Class title during the 2003 season. Musquin is also looking to become the first rider to win both a 250SX Class title and 250 Class title in the same season since his Red Bull KTM teammate Ryan Dungey did it during the 2009 season.

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