Trey Canard Returns at Tennessee National, Musquin Finishes 14th After Rock Damage

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Trey Canard – KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION – Tennessee National – 2017
Copyright: © Simon Cudby – KTM Media Library

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team saw the return of previously injured Trey Canard at the Tennessee National, the fifth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, on Saturday held at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn. Canard rode hard and ended the day 12th overall. Teammate Marvin Musquin started strong despite a knee injury, but was unable to finish the second 450 moto due to rock damage sustained to his bike halfway through the moto.

Marvin Musquin was 11th at the start of the first 450 moto, made it into ninth by the third lap, and continued to charge. Pushing through a knee injury, he navigated into sixth with two minutes to go then fell back to seventh before battling with a large group of riders. He held his position and finished seventh. He was sixth at the start of the second moto and was riding strong. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish the race due to a rock that hit his brake caliper halfway through the moto. He ended up 14th overall on the day, and is currently fourth in 450 rider point standings.

Marvin Musquin – KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION – Tennessee National – 2017
Copyright: © Simon Cudby – KTM Media Library

Musquin: “I ended up with a DNF in the second moto, which was disappointing. I had a problem because a rock hit the brake. Overall it was a bit better than last week regarding the feeling in my knee, but it’s still difficult. I was able to practice pretty well over the week, so that’s what I’m going to try and do again next week. I’m going to keep working and will try to get better and stronger. It’s tough because I’m losing points in the championship, but it’s mainly about me getting better.”

Trey Canard took the last several weeks off due to injury but returned to battle at Muddy Creek. He was fifth at the start of the first 450 moto and battled the majority of the race before finishing 10th. He was second at the start of the second moto, fell back to third, and stayed steady before going back to seventh. He rode as hard as he could the remainder of the race and finished 11th. The 10-11 finish gave him 12th overall on the day.

Trey Canard – KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION – Tennessee National – 2017
Copyright: © Simon Cudby – KTM Media Library

Canard: “I had a very good weekend. I wasn’t even planning on coming to this race until Tuesday, so it’s been kind of a whirlwind of a week. I was so happy to be back at the races. There were some good things to write home about. I qualified well and got good starts. I had some good moments in the motos, but there’s no way to anticipate that race pace. I did better with it the second moto, but didn’t have much left for the end. All-in-all I’m happy and I feel like I’ll have a bit more anticipation going into next week. Hopefully I’ll be able to build some momentum in the next few weeks.”

Next Round: Redbud National – July 1, 2017

450 CLASS OVERALL RESULTS

1. Eli Tomac, KAW (2-1)
2. Jason Anderson, HQV (1-2)
3. Blake Baggett, KTM (3-3)
4. Weston Peick, SUZ (4-4)
5. Dean Wilson, HQV (8-7)
6. Justin Barcia, SUZ (5-10)
7. Justin Bogle, SUZ (12-5)
8. Martin Davalos, HQV (11-6)
9. Cooper Webb, YAM (9-9)
10. Broc Tickle, SUZ (6-12)…
12. Trey Canard, KTM (10-11)…
14. Marvin Musquin, KTM (7-34)

250 CLASS OVERALL RESULTS

1. Aaron Plessinger, YAM (1-2)
2. Zach Osborne, HQV (5-1)
3. Austin Forkner, KAW (3-3)
4. Adam Cianciarulo, KAW (2-5)
5. Alex Martin, KTM (4-4)
6. Colt Nichols, YAM (8-8)
7. Shane McElrath, KTM (6-11)
8. Joey Savatgy, KAW (11-7)
9. Jeremy Martin, HON (13-6)
10. Mitchell Harrison, YAM (10-10)

450 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Marvin Musquin – KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION – Tennessee National – 2017
Copyright: © Simon Cudby – KTM Media Library

1. Blake Baggett (195)
2. Eli Tomac (191)
3. Jason Anderson (176)
4. Marvin Musquin (161)
5. Broc Tickle (139)
6. Justin Bogle (137)
7. Dean Wilson (137)
8. Weston Peick (112)
9. Cooper Webb (112)
10. Josh Grant (106)

250 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Zach Osborne (207)
2. Alex Martin (176)
3. Jeremy Martin (171)
4. Aaron Plessinger (165)
5. Austin Forkner (159)
6. Adam Cianciarulo (147)
7. Joey Savatgy (144)
8. Colt Nichols (124)
9. Dylan Ferrandis (118)
10. Mitchell Harrison (111)

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