Onlookers were bewildered at High Point, as Marvin Musquin struggled to break into the top fifteen in qualifying and the first moto. An explanation has now surfaced, however, as Musquin admitted that he is dealing with a knee injury in a press release from KTM.
"This week was all about salvaging points in the championship," Musquin said. "I hurt my left knee so knew it was going to be tough coming into High Point especially since we were coming in with the red plate. I had to ride both races with my feet on the pegs basically unable to put my right leg out which obviously restricted what I was able to do on the track, it was tough. But I gave it everything I had and we leave here second in points so it could have been a lot worse. I guess the next few weeks will be about salvaging points and I will just keep trying to do my best."
Marvin Musquin entered High Point seventeen points ahead of Eli Tomac, but is now eight points behind Blake Baggett. The fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series will be held at Muddy Creek this weekend.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Simon Cudby