News 4 Dec 2017

Musquin completes perfect off-season with Geneva sweep

Frenchman adds to Monster Cup, Red Bull Straight Rhythm and Paris victories.

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Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin continued his unrivalled off-season at the 2017 Geneva Supercross in Switzerland over the weekend, victorious on both nights to be crowned the ‘King of Geneva’ for a fourth time.

The Frenchman triumphed on Friday night from Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and Justin Brayton (Honda) and then took advantage of slip by Anderson to win Saturday’s main event in a podium repeat.

“The goal was to come here and win like I did in Paris two weeks ago and also here last year,” Musquin said. “I knew coming in with Jason and Justin Brayton there would be some good racing. The track was pretty good, a really nice whoops section and a couple of nice rhythm sections and the split section was pretty cool. It got beaten up with the soft dirt and it became choppy and rutted and was technical.

“On Friday Jason and I had an intense battle – it could have been dirty, but we kept it clean! At the end I was able to make the pass stick and beat him straight up. A different story on Saturday because he had the better start and we were going for it and pushing hard. My aim was to put pressure on him and to see what would happen with that pressure. He made it easy for me by making a mistake and going down, after that I just managed the gap. It is great to win here four times in a row.”

After victory in Las Vegas at the Monster Cup, the Red Bull Straight Rhythm, the Paris Supercross and now Geneva, the 27-year-old will enter the new supercross campaign in good form and confidence. Round one of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will take place on 6 January in Anaheim, California.