Musquin proved he was a top contender at the Pala event when he turned the fastest lap time in the first timed practice session. He followed up his first practice time with another impressive practice session in the final qualifying round and ended up with the second fastest time in combined qualifying to ensure a great gate pick.
As the gate dropped for the first moto, Musquin jumped out to a top five start. He came around the first lap in 4th place and put in a solid effort to reel in the 3rd place ride of Tyla Rattray and was able to stay close throughout the moto. At the end of the race he was able to maintain his 4th place position for a solid finish.
In moto two, Musquin suffered from a worse start around 8th. He came around the finish line jump on the first lap sitting in 6th position. He was able to move into 5th place by the second lap and spent the next half of the race closing in on the 4th place ride of Kyle Cunningham. On lap ten he made the pass stick and moved to 4th. He held that position to the checkered flag to earn a consistent 4-4 result for the day. His combined moto scores earned him his second podium finish in two races.
“I am excited to end the season with another podium. It feels good to be up to speed. This track was fun today. It had lots of big jumps that I liked and I also enjoyed racing so close to home. Now, I will head to the Motocross des Nations to represent France before returning to the U.S. to begin Supercross testing,” remarked Musquin.
Overall Results -
1) Dean Wilson
3) Marvin Musquin – KTM
4) Tyla Rattray
5) Justin Bogle
9) Eli Tomac