KTM is in the market, by the way, because top title contender Shaun Simpson crashed heavily shortly after winning the Dutch GP at Valkenswaard last month. He is not due back for a few more weeks, well after falling out of title contention. Musquin would be teamed with Rui Goncalves, whom he leads in the standings by 18 points (184 to 166) with Gautier Palin (181) and Davide Guarneri (179) standing in between them.
According to our source in Europe, Stefan Everts, the manager of the KTM team -- and a 10-time world champion in his own right -- has stated that there will be a KTM for Marvin at Mallory Park.
Someone raised the question, has a series points leader ever switched brands in the middle of a championship? Turns out the answer is yes, though one has to go all the way back to the 1972 AMA 500cc Motocross Championship. That was the year future champion Brad Lackey started out on a CZ, then switched towards the end of the series to a Kawasaki factory ride, on which he would take the title.