From Marvin, Mathilde, and their website Marvin-Musquin.com…
The day started good in Wortham, Texas for the Freestone National Motocross. Marvin was awarded by his “Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award” from Hangtown MX during the riders meeting. Then, Marvin was sixth in first 250 MX Lites practice. In the second practice, Marvin was quickest. That put him up to fourth for the entry list in first race.
Marvin missed the holeshot by only a bit in the first race, Justin Barcia was leading in the first corner, Marvin was second. Then, Barcia crashed right in front of Marvin. Marvin couldn’t avoid him. A big collision, including that Barcia’s bike hit Marvin in the head. The worst result – Marvin’s hand is injured.
Marvin said, “I finally had a good start. In that corner, Barcia was in front of me, and I was on his outside. I came back to the inside to close the door on the guy behind me. Barcia crashed and I couldn’t avoid him. His wheel hit me, hurt me, and threw me. I wanted to restart, but then I could feel something was wrong with my hand. It felt bad.”
Marvin was helped immediately by the Asterisk Medical Team. He had an X-ray there at the track. And there we found out that his thumb is broken. Marvin was then transferred to a hospital in Dallas, where they did more exams.
The ending verdict, a severe break of his thumb, and three other bones broken in his hand.
Marvin is back in California Sunday morning, and will have surgery this afternoon.
Marvin concludes “I watched again the action in my head, but I know it’s not my fault. It’s a race accident. I felt really good, my speed and my physical condition was really good. Now I have to take a break. I will continue my physical training. I will restart from here as soon as my hand will permit it. I want to thank everyone who supports me and sends me messages.”
– Get well soon Marvin!
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