It was a perfect night for the Red Bull KTM duo of Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb aboard their MOTOREX-lubricated KTM 450 SX-F’s at Salt Lake City on Saturday. Musquin managed his first main event victory of the season while Webb further increased his championship lead and now only needs to score 4 more points at the season finale on Saturday to secure his second 450SX title.
Musquin: “I can't believe it right now - I'm standing on the top of the podium. I have had some struggles this season but my goal is to come back and keep getting better. There are so many good riders, so the start is super important and I was just trying to be consistent, those whoops were really tough. I'm so proud, I gave it my all tonight. "
Webb: “I didn't get a great start tonight, which hindered me a little bit. Those whoops were super tricky, I finally found a good line and made a charge there at the end. I thought I was in a good position and Marvin picked it up a lot there at the end. Getting points is key but you want to win when you're that close. We'll come around next Saturday and see what we can do! "
Next Race: Salt Lake City 2 (finale) - May 1, 2021
Results 450SX Class - Salt Lake City SX
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, 25 laps
2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +0.326
3. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Yamaha, +10,463
Standings 450SX Class 2021 after 16 of 17 rounds
1. Webb, 362 points
2. Roczen, 340
3. Tomac, 312
9. Musquin, 208