Off The Grid: Austria preview (premieres 10/21 on NBCSN)

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This weekend marks the NBC Sports Group’s biggest weekend of F1 TV coverage this season, with all sessions on TV from Circuit of The Americas in Austin for the weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, on NBC.

However, not to be overlooked and also a big part of the weekend is the latest edition of Off the Grid.

Off the Grid: Austria premieres on Friday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN following the conclusion of live Practice 1 from Austin.

NBCSN’s Will Buxton and Jason Swales took some time over the Austrian Grand Prix weekend back in July to go behind the scenes of the race and lift the lid on life inside the F1 paddock.

In this episode, OTG’s pair goes on a Red Bull Racing-themed journey through Austria behind the wheel of a 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish, to help highlight the partnership between those two companies.

There’s a visit to Hangar 7, Red Bull’s famed home to historic race cars and aircraft where Jason is lucky enough to snag a ride on Red Bull’s DC-6 plane.

Additional interviews follow as Will speaks to Niki Lauda, and then enjoys a laugh and a lot of insight in an extended chat with Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

Off The Grid: Austria premieres on NBCSN at 12:30 pm ET on Friday, October 21, following FP1 for the United States Grand Prix. Re-airs are scheduled for Friday, October 28, at 2:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, October 29, at 1:30 p.m. ET – both on NBCSN.

Check out a full preview of the episode in the above video.

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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