Red Bull KTM factory rider Marvin Musquin was handed the MX2 title in Lierop, Netherlands on Sunday in the day’s first moto of the GP of Benelux when his arch rival Ken Roczen exited the race in the sixth lap.
“Two titles in two years, that’s really great for me, also for KTM and Red Bull. It was a great season and I rode well all year, although this wasn’t so easy in the last GPs. The bike has been fantastic and now I go to Italy for the final round and of course I also want to win there,” the new MX2 world champion said.
2nd world title for KTM
Musquin’s overall victory was the second world championship honor for KTM within two weeks after Tony Cairoli secured the MX1 title in Brazil in the last round. It was the first time that the Orange manufacturer had won both the MX1 and MX2 championships in a single season and a testament to the quality of the factory team management, riders and support staff and of the latest generation KTM offroad machines. With Musquin and Cairoli as 2011 world champions, KTM also secured the Manufacturer’s title in both classes to round off what has been a superb Orange season.