Forza, Jules: Bianchi’s Off The Grid interview with Will Buxton (VIDEO)

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When Marussia driver Jules Bianchi sat down to be interviewed this past July for an episode of NBCSN’s “Off The Grid,” he was coming off his biggest moment to date in Formula One.

Back in May, Bianchi, a member of Ferrari’s Driver Academy and a potential future pilot for the Scuderia, had delivered a fabulous drive in Monaco to finish ninth and give Marussia its first-ever World Championship points.

The result was a breakthrough for Marussia and for Bianchi, who had once regarded attaining a chance to race in F1 as almost impossible.

“I didn’t really think about [that] until I came to single-seater, because in go-karts, you’re so far away from Formula One that you – I could not even imagine that I would be a Formula One driver,” he said to NBCSN’s Will Buxton.

Bianchi persevered and eventually worked his way up the F1 ladder until reaching the top level – first as a tester for Ferrari and Force India, and then as a full-fledged racer for Marussia starting in 2013. There, Bianchi has shown enough potential to be regarded as a possible star in the years ahead.

But now, the Frenchman is in a battle for his life after his crash in Saturday night’s Japanese Grand Prix. The racing world hopes and prays for his recovery, and we certainly are doing the same.

You can watch an extended cut of Bianchi’s interview – an insightful look into his upbringing, his stellar run at Monaco, and his racing aspirations – in the clip above.

Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.

The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.

It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”

I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”

Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.

Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.

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Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee. I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

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