There’s a healthy lineup of star riders set for this weekend’s Genève Supercross but we are now one rider down following an announcement from the Supercross champ…
The 30th edition of the Swiss supercross race at Palexpo will now be without SX ace Marvin Musquin.
The Frenchman has taken the decision to give his recovering wrist more time away from competition.
Musquin says the wrist has not healed sufficiently for him to line up at the gate. That’s a big blow for European supercross fans – Musquin is already a two-time winner of the race and was undoubtedly a headliner for the event.
The KTM factory pilot injured his wrist back in May at the third round of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship but elected to battle through the pain in his bid to bring home the outdoor title, only to be thwarted at the final round when a mechanical issue in moto one left him without any points going into the last moto of the season.
In September Musquin put the outdoor’s heartbreak behind him, playing a huge part in the success of the French team as they secured their second consecutive Motocross of Nations victory. Musquin then had successful surgery on his wrist and started down the long road of recovery.
Musquin has already missed the Red Bull Straight Rhythm and Monster Energy Cup but recently started testing ahead of his rookie season in the 450 class.
Multi-time King of Geneva Justin Brayton is still set to race as well as other headline pilots Andrew Short, Malcolm Stewart and Valentin Guillod.