On Wednesday, Marvin Musquin announced on social media that he has signed a contract extension through the 2022 Supercross season with KTM Factory Racing.
“I’m really happy to extend my contract for another year, making 12 years racing in the United States and 14 years in total with the Red Bull KTM family,” Musquin shared in his announcement.
Between 2016 and 2020 in both the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the 31-year old had not finished worse than third in the championship, a stretch that few professional athletes have achieved. While the Frenchman has never held a No. 1 plate, he holds an astounding record since entering the pro arena since 2011. The extension marks a career-long relationship with the KTM manufacturer.
“It’s no secret that everyone on the team is like family to me,” continued Musquin. “It will be another fun challenge working with the new bike, which will be a lot more work but that’s exciting. I look forward to focusing my efforts on the Supercross series and to the Supercross schedule being back to normal starting back at Anaheim in January.”
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on sports, including motor sport schedules and events. Recently, it was no different on the three-time runner-up champion. While sitting fifth in the Pro Motocross championship standings, Musquin was forced to miss both the Ironman National and the Fox Raceway National 2 after testing positive for COVID. He joined a long list of riders missing the outdoor races due to injuries, illnesses and surgeries. Though not official yet, he is expected to return to Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, CA this Saturday for the season finale. While Dylan Ferrandis has already clinched the 2021 450 Class championship, Musquin and teammate Cooper Webb look to seal a top-five result for KTM’s outdoor season.