Marvin Musquin#25

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Bio

DOB: December 30, 1989
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 141 lbs
Residence: Corona, California
Hometown: La Réole, France
Bike: KTM 250SX-F

Results

2011: MX of Nations Silver Medal (FRANCE)
2010: MX2 World Champion
2009: MX2 World Champion
2009: MX2 French Champion
2009: MX2 MX of Nations individual Winner
2009: MX of Nations Silver Medal (FRANCE)
2007: French 125cc Supercross Champion
2006: French 125cc Supercross Champion

Recent Activity

GOPRO HERO3+ – MARVIN MUSQUIN ON A KTM 150SX

Thor’s Marvin Musquin rips a new 2014 KTM 150SX test bike around Pala Raceway with a GoPro Hero3+ beneath his visor.

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Thor’s Ryan Villopoto and Marvin Musquin Emerge Victorious at High Point

A stacked field of riders lined up for the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa., but it was Thor’s Ryan Villopoto and Marvin Musquin who walked away with the biggest trophies of the day. Villopoto scored his third 1-1 moto sweep of the season in the 450 Class, while Musquin captured his first-career moto victory on U.S. soil en route to securing his second straight overall win.

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Several days of rain leading up to the event resulted in tricky track conditions for the riders, transitioning from a muddy morning to faster, dry conditions in the afternoon. The 450 Class started the day with Villopoto quickly opening a multi-second lead on the opening lap. By the end of Moto 1, Villopoto stretched his lead to nearly 17 seconds. In Moto 2, Villopoto was more tactical in his approach after a fourth-place start, but eventually slipped by his competitors on Lap 7 and went on to win by a margin of 9.6 seconds.

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Musquin’s path to back-to-back overall victories was a matter of consistency and determination. After scoring a well-deserved second place in Moto 1, the Frenchman led the second moto wire-to-wire despite pressure late in the moto from his teammate. With his experience and confidence growing, Musquin is proving to be a threat for the 250 Class title.

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Villopoto was accompanied on the 450 Class podium by fellow Thor rider Tyla Rattray, who put forth his best ride of the season in third overall. Rattray shot out to two great starts and finished strong with 4-4 moto results, which placed him third when the final scores were tallied.

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Reigning 250 Class Champion Blake Baggett continued his resurgence at the High Point National with a solid fifth-place effort overall. He showed his ability to charge through the pack in the opening moto, finishing fourth, and provided a similar push in the second moto to end up eighth.

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450 Class rider Josh Grant rode to his best finish of the season in eighth overall. Grant continued to show improvement with a solid fifth-place charge in in the opening moto and then picked up the Moto 2 holeshot. It looked as if Grant was on his way to another great finish, but after twisting his ankle in a rut on Lap 8, he lost some ground to the field. Despite the pain, Grant regrouped and pushed his way back inside the top 10 to finish the moto in eighth.

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Martin Davalos and rookie Justin Hill collected 12th and 13th, respectively, after making their way through the pack in each moto. Hometown rider Darryn Durham, who is still gaining strength following an opening round leg injury, posted one of his best moto finishes of the season with an eighth in Moto 1, but after misfortune in Moto 2, a DNF placed Durham 14th overall.

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Thor riders will get a weekend break before heading to Budds Creek Raceway in Mechanicsville, Md. for the fifth round of the series on June 22.

Photos: Simon Cudby

Thor MX Makes It A Big Weekend with Wins Around the World

Thor riders were back at it again over the weekend, winning races around the globe in dominating fashion. Collecting the first win of the weekend was Thor’s Mike Brown at the season opener of the EnduroCross series. At the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Brown collected the fastest hot-lap time in both the afternoon and night sessions, grabbed a heat-race win, and took his first EnduroCross series win of his career. While he has won at X Games, this is the first series win for the 41-year old. Also putting in great efforts in the main event were Thor’s Taylor Robert and Destry Abbott, finishing sixth and 11th, respectively.

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Mike Brown

Also running in Las Vegas was the final round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series at Sam Boyd Stadium. Villopoto clinched the championship last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, but he was hungry to claim that 10th win of the season. He got to the front quickly and by the second lap he had moved into the lead, adding another win to his impressive comeback season.

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Ryan Villopoto

The 250SX riders had a lot of racing to do over at Sam Boyd Stadium, with a 15-lap main event and a 10-lap East/West Shootout. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki interim rider Tyler Bowers started the night on a positive note as he broke through for his first career win in the Eastern Regional 250SX Main Event. Later in the East/West Shootout, he was in the top five, but a crash pushed him back and he recovered for 14th.

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Tyler Bowers

It was a hard-fought battle for Eastern Regional title-contender Marvin Musquin who finished just a few points out of the title. He never gave up and nearly beat Bowers to the line, taking second in the main event and second in the standings. In the East/West Shootout, Musquin finished on the podium again with a third-place result.

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Marvin Musquin

In the Western Regional 250SX Main Event, Martin Davalos shot out of the gate and grabbed the holeshot, leading the field for 11 laps before eventually rounding out the podium in third. Tyla Rattray was able to work his way up to ninth. Davalos almost had another podium finish in the East/West Shootout, but finished just off the podium in fourth, while Rattray finished 10th.

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Martin Davalos

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Tyla Rattray

Out in the Utah desert, Thor’s Kurt Caselli added another win to the weekend with an impressive ride at the AMA National Hare and Hound in Jericho, Utah. After six rounds, Caselli holds a decent points gap over second place in the championship standings.

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Kurt Caselli

On the other side of the globe, the FIM Motocross World Championship headed to Agueda, Portugal for the sixth round of the season. Thor’s Gautier Paulin held off his toughest rivals to claim the overall win by finishing with a 1-2 moto finish, making it back-to-back wins for the Frenchman.

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Gautier Paulin

Also in the MX1 class, Thor’s Jeremy Van Horebeek showcased his speed with a 5-6 finish for seventh overall, while David Philippaerts was just behind him in eighth overall with an 8-8 moto result. In the MX2 class, Christophe Charlier put in a great ride to finish with a top five.

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Jeremy Van Horebeek

Also in the MX1 class, Thor’s Jeremy Van Horebeek showcased his speed with a 5-6 finish for seventh overall, while David Philippaerts was just behind him in eighth overall with an 8-8 moto result. In the MX2 class, Christophe Charlier put in a great ride to finish with a top five.

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Charlie Mullins

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Kailub Russell

One final win was added to the tally when Thor amateur rider Ryder DiFrancesco took the win during the KTM Supercross Juniors Challenge in Las Vegas during the Monster Energy Supercross.

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Ryder DiFrancesco