Marvin Musquin KTM 450 SX-F Red Bud MX 2018- 015
Marvin Musquin wanted to race for the French Federation at the MXDN, he was told he was on the team, but his name was left off the roster. Here is Marvin after he won the Red Bud National.

Marvin Musquin was told he was in to race the Motocross Des Nations this year at Red Bud under the French Federation. When the team was announced, Musquin’s name was left out. The French team will be Gautier Paulin in MXGP, Dylan Ferrandis in MX2, and Romain Febvre in the OPEN class. Was this the wrong decision for the French federation as Musquin is on top of his game and already won the 2018 Red Bud National? Marvin told us how it went down and expressed how he feels about the situation. This post is from his Facebook page.

« Hello everyone,

As you might have heard already thru the video posted by the French Federation today, I’ve had the unpleasant surprise to find out that I wasn’t picked to race the MX of Nations for Team France.

I think it’s now important that I say a few words about what Jacques Bolle, President of the French Federation, said at the team announcement were the reasons and factors they looked at in selecting the team this year.

First of all, the motivation… For the record, the French coach came to America for the Red Bud National and spoke with me there to make sure I was motivated and available to race Des Nations. I confirmed I was 100% motivated and that being teammate with Dylan Ferrandis would be great! Also, what greater motivation is there for me to perform than to race in front of the world here in the US, on a track I just won? If that’s not motivation enough then I don’t know what would be!

Marvin Musquin KTM 450 SX-F Red Bud MX 2018- 015Marvin in front of the American fans at Red Bud. 

Jacques Bolle also talks about the importance for the rider to be healthy and performing good around this time of the year. Seriously, what do you want me to say to that? My results speak for themselves. I finished 2nd in the AMA SX Championship this year and I’m currently a title contender for the 450 outdoor championship with three races left! I won Red Bud this year and I’ve been racing at Red Bud for the last 8 years.

I’ll save everyone time and not go into details about the planning and logistics that have already gone in to being part of that race from either my side, my Red Bull KTM teams side, the factory, my sponsors and or the rest of my crew….

To me it’s sad to be overlooked again, especially given the race is going to be here in the US where I competed almost every weekend for the last 8 years and against many top riders that I am sure will be selected on the US home team. But I do really want to thank everyone who has and continues to support me and thank all the French, American, and all the other fans who have shown their support for me after this announcement. It means a lot to me.


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