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KTM Motocross: Marvin Musquin Returns

Motocross World Championship

Red Bull/KTM Factory Team rider Marvin Musquin returned to action last Friday when he brought out his KTM 250 SX-F practice bike to Pala Raceway for the first time since injuring his knee at the Bercy Supercross race last November.

Musquin took the past four months off to heal his torn ACL and meniscus following his surgery to repair the torn ligament.

Marvin Musquin (KTM MX) says: “It felt so good to get back on the bike. There is no better feeling than riding for me, so I was eager to get back.”

The 2-time MX2 World Champion, moved to the United States late last year in order to prepare for his first season racing U.S. Supercross. In November, he made the decision to return to Europe for one of his favorite events, the Bercy Supercross. While competing he caught his foot in a rut and injured his knee.

Marvin Musquin says: “I was really disappointed that I did not get to race Supercross this year, but I love the outdoor series and am looking forward to riding the U.S. circuit.”

Since his initial ride on the bike last Friday, Musquin has ridden a few more times and says he is getting more comfortable with each practice session.

Marvin Musquin says: “My hands were definitely the sorest after my first ride on the bike and I still feel a little weak in my legs. It is going to take a lot of hard work to get ready for my first race but I have a great support system with the Red Bull/KTM team and my personal trainer to help get me up to speed.”

Musquin intends to make his racing return at the U.S. GP at Glen Helen where he easily won both motos last year. Immediately following that race, Musquin will head to Rancho Cordova, California for the opening round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series where he will compete in the 250 class for the Red Bull/KTM Factory Team.

For the latest info on Marvin Musquin please visit his website marvin-musquin.com or follow him on twitter @marvinmusquin25.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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