Marvin Musquin's Day At Spring Creek Motocross | MX 2016

Marvin Musquin went 3-2 for 2nd overall at round 8.

Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin came into Spring Creek feeling good and was ready for the weekend on one of his favorite tracks on the circuit. In the first timed practice he turned a 2:17.163 on the last lap of the session for the fastest time of the session. Marvin was 1.666 seconds faster then the points leader Ken Roczen, who was second fastest.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin seemed to be able to adapt to the track pretty quickly as it’s known that the soil at Spring Creek is very similar to the soil in Florida where Marvin trains. Here, Marvin took the inside line in the morning practice sessions out of the sand whoops and cleared the small step up before the ruts formed.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin Musquin takes the outside line to keep up his momentum in the second timed practice. The Spring Creek track is all about keeping the momentum up as most of the turns have an obstacle or a hill to climb out of the turns. Marvin turned a 2:13.766 on his fifth lap of the session and qualified 4th for the 4th gate pick in the first moto.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin got off to a 4th place start in moto one and was able to get into 3rd place quickly in a couple laps. Marvin takes the outside line on the down hill turn but doesn’t take the far outside rut as it was too soft and his momentum would have been slowed before going up the hill after the turn.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin drops down the first downhill before going up Martin Mountain. Marvin said that Ken and Eli are one step above of him right now and they are faster and are able to quickly get away on the first couple of laps. Marvin said that he almost got Eli after he fell over at the end of the moto, but Eli was able to get away.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin took the outside line up Martin Mountain in moto one as the inside and middle ruts got too deep and the momentum was easier to keep up on the outside.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
On the uphill triple on Martin Mountain ruts developed all the way across the face and the riders had to make sure they picked the right rut that was not too deep to be able to clear the triple. Marvin seemed to be able to pick the right rut every lap as he was able to launch the triple each time.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin was able to get the holeshot in moto two and lead a lap before Ken Roczen was able to make his way from 12th place and get into the lead in a lap and a half. Marvin was able to secure the 2nd place position and hold off Eli Tomac who got 3rd. Marvin takes the middle over the single before the mechanic tents.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin takes the inside line before going up the hill before the finish jump as Ken Roczen comes down the downhill to the finish line jump. Ken was going to the outside on this turn while Marvin and Eli chose the inside line. Marvin said that he is feeling better these last few rounds and that his confidence, training and his bike setup have been getting better and he’s feeling more comfortable. The team has come up with a new setup that seems to be agreeing with Marvin, and when asked what the changes were Marvin was tight lipped and said he can’t say. Come to find out with some investigating, Marvin had new forks this week in Florida and at the race this weekend.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin was sticking to a lot of outside lines to keep his momentum and speed up on the Spring Creek track. Many Euro guys seem to like and do well at this track since it has that European style they are use to at home.Photo by Rob Koy
Marvin Musquin, Spring Creek MX 2016
Marvin celebrates in that European style with his goggles on as he sprays the champagne. Marvin Musquin went 3-2 for 2nd overall at Spring Creek and was happy with his results and believes that he should be able to podium every week. Marvin is looking forward to Washougal as it’s another track that Marvin favors.Photo by Rob Koy