Marvin Musquin finally got it done at the Indianapolis Supercross 2019. The Red Bull KTM rider from France, took victory inside Lucas Oil Stadium, at round 11 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, March 16. Musquin (Red Bull KTM) nailed the holeshot and led the entire way, but not without some pressure from behind. Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS KTM) finished second, 2.449 second behind Musquin. Series leader Cooper Webb was third on another Red Bull KTM, making for a KTM sweep of the Indy Supercross podium.
Musquin Breaks Through to Win His First Supercross of 2019
Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha)rounded out the top five.
The Musquin victory narrowed the gap in the championship points battle. Webb’s lead over Musquin in the standings was narrowed to 14 points (243-229) with six rounds remaining.
Musquin got the holeshot and it was he leading Joey Savatgy, Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb at the start. Savatgy then went down and dropped to sixth while Webb, who was up to third, then lost the spot back to Blake Baggett when he stalled. With seven minutes left to go, just three seconds separated the top four. Tomac lost spots to Baggett and then Webb – who nearly crashed during the pass and ran right over a Tuff Block. After that, it was a KTM 1-2-3 with Musquin bringing home the win ahead of Baggett and Webb.
From the podium, Musquin said, “I’m glad to get a 2019 win after seven podiums so far this year. I was really confident off the start. I had a great gate pick and made it happen. From that it was just riding [within] myself and mistake free.
“The track was definitely pretty tough. [I was] definitely a little bit tight. I was trying to push, but that track was really hard, super choppy in the ruts. It was really hard to be just be smooth and consistent. So I was riding a little tight and I saw they were coming and just tried my best not to get passed by, I think it was Baggett, and I was like, ‘If he doesn’t pass me I can make it happen all the way to the finish.’ That’s what happened so I’m really happy, finally, so let’s keep it going now.”
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Indy Supercross Results
SX Point Standings
Forkner Victorious in Indy 250 Supercross East
Austin Forkner got the holeshot on his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki, but Mitchell Oldenburg (Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing) was right beside him until the points leader edged him towards the Tuff Blocks and came out on top. Despite a rough heat race, Forkner showed that he wasn’t shaken up and went on to dominate, continuing to extend his points lead.
Chase Sexton was runner up on the Geico Honda, 6.2 seconds back. Third was Justin Cooper (Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing), putting three different manufacturers on the podium.
“I ended up getting the holeshot, I think,” Forkner said. “We were real close along the back section, me and [Oldenburg]. I made the pass stick in the rhythm section and just tried to ride smooth laps.”
Forkner has now won five out of the six 250 East races. He leads Sexton by 26 points (151-125) in the East standings. Cooper is third with 123 points.
Indy 250SX East Results
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Indianapolis Supercross Qualifying
The 11th round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series is up and running and qualifying has just concluded at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 16. Indianapolis Supercross results are up and Joey Savatgy (Monster Energy Kawasaki) is the top qualifier in the 450SX class. Right behind him is Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM).
Savatgy Top 450SX Qualifier At Indianapolis
In fact, a lot of riders are right behind Savatgy. All of the top seven riders are snuggled up in the 48-second bracket. Savatgy leads the way with a 48.294 and seventh-place rider Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS) has a 48.943. In between Savatgy and Baggett are Musquin, Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM), Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki), Justin Hill (JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing) and Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).
Musquin Is A Favorite To Win Again At Indy Supercross
Chad Reed (JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing), who turned 37 years old on Friday, is ninth (49.236) and Ken Roczen (Honda HRC) is 10th (49.311).
Musquin has to be considered one of the favorites to win tonight. He’s been fast as of late, he’s second in qualifying and he won here last year by a comfortable margin.
Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha) is back in action after passing concussion protocal, but he’s not quite up to his usual speed. At least not yet. He qualified 13th with a 49.527.
Austin Forkner (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) is positioned at the top of the leaderboard in 250SX East qualifier. He’s the only 250 rider to crack the 48-second mark with a 48.654.
Approximately a half second in back of Forkner is the next-best rider, Alex Martin (JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing), followed by Justin Cooper (Star Yamaha Racing), Chase Sexton (Geico Honda) and Martin Davalos (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki).
Mitchell Oldenburg, Brandon Hartranft, Jordan Bailey, Cade Autenrieth and Josh Osby complete the top 10 250SX East qualifiers.
Indy hosted an East/West Showdown race last year and the top rider in 2018 who is back in the class this year is Forkner, who placed sixth last year.
Indianapolis Supercross Results 2019 Qualifying