News 20 Nov 2017

French hero Musquin claims clean-sweep of Paris Supercross

Local favourite wins another off-season race with Red Bull KTM.

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Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin has been crowned the ‘King of Paris’ for the second-straight year after sweeping the annual Paris Supercross in France over the weekend.

Musquin pleased the French fans inside the new U Arena by winning on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, continuing his strong lead-up to the 2018 season.

“I feel great, even though it was a tough weekend,” Musquin said. “The level this year – and the track conditions – was so different and it made it tough on me, my bike and the body because of the dirt. I lost two motos all weekend, but got two pole positions and both mains and that was the goal.”

Musquin claimed victory on Saturday night ahead of East Coast 250SX champion Zach Osbourne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and teammate Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), who traveled directly to Paris following his 1-2 results at AUS-X Open Sydney.

On night two it was once again Musquin who ruled, this time winning ahead of Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely – fourth on Saturday – and Wilson. Overall for the weekend it was home hero Musquin declared the victor, ahead of Seely and Wilson.