Musquin retains victory amid Seattle supercross controversy
Yamaha's Ferrandis earns maiden 250SX West victory.
Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) has held onto his main event victory at Seattle’s 12th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship after it came under review for jumping on a red-cross flag.
The Frenchman led every lap of the main, but it was the crash on lap one in the first rhythm lane that has stolen headlines, claiming Australia’s Chad Reed (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) and Justin Brayton (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda).
The duo were both assisted off the circuit by the Alpinestars Medical crew, while Kyle Chisholm (Suzuki) and Ryan Breece (Rock River CycleTrader Yamaha) remounted for positions 19 and 20.
Musquin was sanctioned with a seven-point penalty and forfeiture of his prize purse for jumping by the incident, however is still credited the win over Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) and Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki). The top five was completed by points leader Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Joey Savatgy (Monster Energy Kawasaki).
In the 250SX West division, Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha Star Racing) broke through for his maiden supercross main event victory, claiming top honours ahead of points leader Adam Cianciarulo (Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki).
Jimmy Decotis (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) rounded out the podium, followed by Michael Mosiman (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Chris Blose (Husqvarna) in fourth and fifth. The AMA Supercross championship now heads to Houston in Texas for round 13 next weekend.