Musquin acknowledges wrongdoing in Seattle rule violation

Frenchman holds onto victory while receiving points sanction.

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Marvin Musquin has acknowledged his wrongdoing in a rule violation at the beginning of yesterday’s main event for Seattle’s 11th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

A major incident in the first rhythm lane that claimed Chad Reed (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) and Justin Brayton (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda) prompted red-cross flags to be displayed when the field came around for lap two with Musquin out front, however while slowing down, the Frenchman doubled through the section.

The red-cross flag calls for riders to immediately slow down and roll any obstacles, with Musquin’s violation resulting in his victory coming under review before officials handed him a seven-point penalty in the standings and forfeiture of his prize purse.

“I know what I did wrong, and I have no excuses,” Musquin admitted. “I was leading, and obviously leading on the first lap, I was going for it. I saw the yellows and made a mistake – I did slow down, but then I did jump, so there’s nothing I can do right now.

“It doesn’t take anything away from win, because right after that, I was definitely looking back and slowing down – I didn’t know what to do really. Kenny was catching me and right behind me, but I put in a solid main and I was really happy with my riding.”

Musquin’s seven-point penalty meant he was unable to make up ground on Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate and current points leader Cooper Webb, the duo still separated by 14 points.


Source: MotoOnline.com.au

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