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Marvin Musquin Captures His First-Career 450SX Victory in Arlington

Marvin Musquin Captures His First-Career 450SX Victory in Arlington

Round 6 – AMA Supercross Championship – February 11, 2017

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Marvin Musquin rode a flawless race on Saturday to capture his first-career 450SX victory at Round 6 of the 2017 AMA Supercross Championship in Arlington, Texas. Musquin’s teammate, Ryan Dungey, finished 4th to maintain his championship points lead in the class.

KTM-mounted riders finished 1-2-3 in 450SX Heat 1 as Dungey stole the early lead in the race. Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM’s Blake Baggett jumped into the 2nd place position at the beginning of the race with Musquin close in 3rd. Musquin eventually made the pass on Baggett to overtake 2nd as he charged toward his teammate Dungey in the lead. In the end, Dungey claimed the heat race victory by less than one second over Musquin, with Baggett coming in three seconds behind for 3rd.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Trey Canard made his return after missing the last four rounds due to injury. Canard lined up in 450SX Heat 2, where he got off to a mid-pack start. Canard climbed his way into a 4th place transfer position but ultimately got passed back to finish in 5th.

Canard put forth a solid performance in the semi-final race, where he transferred into the Main Event with ease after capturing 2nd place behind Eli Tomac.

450SX Main Event
The 450SX Main Event was red flagged shortly after the gate drop due to a downed rider on the track. Upon the restart, Musquin shot out of the gate aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to capture the early lead, while Canard settled into a top-five position. Meanwhile, Dungey didn’t get off to the best start as he rounded the opening lap in 13th place.

Musquin maintained his focus out front as he rode a near perfect Main Event, leading all 20 laps en route to his first-career 450SX victory.

Musquin: “I was super calm, trying to stay relaxed and not put any pressure on myself. I had a great start and worked on pacing myself and I was just doing my laps out there and it happened. The biggest thing was that I didn’t make any big mistakes and I stayed on my bike. Today I was more relaxed and I’m really happy.”

Following a mid-pack start, Dungey quickly worked his way through the pack and into the 5th place position just before the halfway point. From there, the reigning champion continued to push ahead where he fell just short of a podium position with a 4th place finish.

Dungey: “Overall it was a good night. Obviously our positioning wasn’t the best off the restart but I gave it my all to fight my way back up there. We caught a couple breaks to move into 4th and all-in-all we made up some ground in the big picture.”

Canard had a strong start to the Main Event as he maintained a top-seven position through the first five laps of the race. Unfortunately Canard experienced two crashes that ultimately dropped him outside of the top 10 running. In his first event back from injury, Canard was able to salvage 11th place for the day.

Canard: “It was really nice to be back on the bike. I actually hadn’t gotten any races under my belt until tonight so it was good to put some time out there. I felt good on the bike all day, although I’m not quite where I want to be fitness/speed wise. But I feel like the next few races we can get things to where we want them and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Next Event: Round 7 – Minneapolis, Minn. – February 18, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
2. Cole Seely
3. Jason Anderson
4. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
5. Dean Wilson
6. Broc Tickle
7. Jake Weimer
8. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
9. Justin Bogle
10. Malcolm Stewart
11. Trey Canard (KTM)

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey (129)
2. Marvin Musquin (111)
3. Cole Seely (107)
4. Eli Tomac (100)
5. Jason Anderson (85)

250SX West Main Event Results
1. Justin Hill
2. Austin Forkner
3. Aaron Plessinger
4. Jimmy Decotis
5. Dan Reardon

250SX West Championship Standings
1. Justin Hill (138)
2. Aaron Plessinger (117)
3. Shane McElrath (113)
4. Martin Davalos (106)
5. Jimmy Decotis (91)

Ryan Dungey and Shane McElrath Continue Their Podium Streaks

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey and Shane McElrath Continue Their Podium Streaks in Oakland

Round 5 – AMA Supercross Championship – February 4, 2017

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Ryan Dungey continues to lead the way in the 450SX Championship after capturing his fifth consecutive podium of the season on Saturday. With a 2nd place finish in the Main Event, Dungey remains the only rider in the premier class to appear on the podium at each of the five rounds of the AMA Supercross Championship. Additionally, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath earned his fifth consecutive podium finish of the season, where he remains the only 250SX West rider to hold a podium position throughout the first five rounds.

It was a tough start to the evening for McElrath, who failed to immediately qualify into the Main Event after getting tangled with another rider in the heat race. McElrath was able to bounce back in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), where he led a majority of the race to claim an easy transfer position into the Main Event.

In 450SX Heat 1, Marvin Musquin put his Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a 2nd place position on the opening lap. From there, Musquin maintained a solid position where he ultimately finished 2nd place en route to the Main Event.

Dungey grabbed a top-five start in 450SX Heat 2, where he climbed his way into a transfer position around the halfway point. However, Dungey dropped back one position in the final laps to ultimately finish 5th place, where he was forced to line up in the semi-final.

In 450SX Semi 2, Dungey jumped into the lead position by lap two. From there, Dungey put forth a dominant performance to capture the win and a transfer position to the Main Event.

450SX Main Event
Just short of grabbing the official holeshot, Dungey powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into the lead on the opening lap as he established a good pace early on. Dungey charged ahead to lead the first 16 laps of the Main Event before Eli Tomac made his move into the lead on lap 17. From there, Dungey pushed hard in an attempt to reclaim the lead but in the end he finished a close 2nd.

Dungey: “The track was pretty tough – there were some spots where we were a little uncomfortable out there but a track like that brings out the rider and the talent. You have to really put it all together. We went for it in the beginning and opened up a nice little lead, which is good. I could gauge where Eli was and I saw that he was doing that rhythm lane. All and all it was a good night, I’m really happy with it. Just a couple of spots that I was losing time on the track so I’m happy with that. It’s not like it’s a bike thing, we’ll go to work this week and try to get better just like we do every week. Considering where we started out we made really good progress today so I’m really happy with it.”

Musquin didn’t get the best jump off the line as he checked in just inside the top-ten on the opening lap. Musquin immediately began climbing his way through the pack until a crash sent him back to the 17th place position just before the halfway point. Musquin was able to rebound, where he ultimately made his way back up to 9th.

250SX West Main Event
McElrath got off to a great start aboard his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION as he jumped into the 3rd place position on the opening lap. McElrath engaged in a battle for the 3rd place position for a majority of the race where he ultimately prevailed to earn his fifth consecutive podium finish with 3rd place.

McElrath: “It’s actually a big relief [to not be leading the points chase]. This is the first time I’ve had all the pressure off of myself. It’s been a tough five races and it seems like it’s only gotten tougher having the target on my back, so we’re one point down now and I couldn’t be more relieved. It’s something where I can settle down now. That’s been my biggest thing – trying to understand how to deal with it. I’m here and I’m thankful that I’m safe. I’m ready for next weekend and ready to put up a fight going into the break.”

Next Event: Round 6 – Arlington, Texas – February 11, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Eli Tomac
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Cooper Webb
4. Jason Anderson
5. Cole Seely
6. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
7. Blake Baggett (KTM)
8. Chad Reed
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
10. Dean Wilson

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey (111)
2. Eli Tomac (94)
3. Marvin Musquin (86)
4. Cole Seely (85)
5. Davi Millsaps (70)

250SX West Main Event Results
1. Justin Hill
2. Martin Davalos
3. Shane McElrath (KTM)
4. Jimmy Decotis
5. Phil Nicoletti

250SX West Championship Standings
1. Justin Hill (113)
2. Shane McElrath (112)
3. Aaron Plessinger (97)
4. Martin Davalos (92)
5. Jimmy Decotis (73)

KTM Factory Racing Team Achieves Double-Podium at Phoenix SX

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Maintains Championship Points Lead With a Double-Podium at Phoenix SX

Round 4 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 29, 2017

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PHOENIX – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Ryan Dungey kept his podium streak alive on Saturday as he rode to a solid 3rd place finish at Round 4 of the 2017 AMA Supercross Championship in Phoenix. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath bounced back from a visit to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) to capture a 2nd place finish in the 250SX West division. Both Dungey and McElrath maintain the championship points lead in their respective classes after four rounds of racing.

In 450SX Heat 1, Marvin Musquin put his Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a top five position off the start where he pushed his way into the top three by the third lap. After an all-out battle with Cooper Webb, Musquin was able to make his podium position stick as he cleanly transferred to the Main Event.

Dungey lined up in 450SX Heat 2, where he powered his Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into 5th place off the start. Dungey made his move into 4th around the halfway point of the six-lap heat race as he finished strong to capture a transfer position into the Main Event.

450SX Main Event
The Main Event was full of action as the top five riders battled it out for a podium position all race long. Dungey began just inside the top five as he rounded the opening lap in the 4th place position, with Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM’s Davi Millsaps in 5th. Dungey eventually caught the battle for 2nd where he made the pass on Justin Brayton to inherit 3rd. From there, Dungey set his sights on catching Cole Seely for the 2nd place position.

Dungey eventually made his move around Seely just after the halfway point and the duo battled back and forth throughout the next few sections of the track. However, a hard-charging Chad Reed blazed past both riders through the rhythm section leaving Dungey to fall back into the 3rd place position once again.

Despite every effort to catch the leaders, Dungey wasn’t able to make up enough time to catch Reed for the 2nd place position. With a steady string of podium finishes through the first four rounds, Dungey maintains the 450SX championship points leader by a 15-point margin over his teammate Musquin.

Dungey: “After I got up to 3rd I set my sights on trying to make the pass on Seely and then I was able to, which was good. In the sand he came back and took the position back and then we go into the next corner and Seely slid so I was boxed in down that whole rhythm and there came Chad – he was riding good. Once Chad got by I tried to tow in behind him – I knew I was losing a lot of time in that one rhythm lane but overall just trying to tow in with him. I really wanted to make a late charge at the end but I wasn’t able to, those guys were riding good tonight.”

Musquin didn’t get a favorable start in the Main Event as he came around for the opening lap in 13th place. Musquin continued to push throughout the 20-lap race where he ultimately climbed back to an 8th place finish for the day.

After four rounds, Musquin sits only 15 points back for 2nd place position in the 450SX championship point standings.

250SX West Main Event
McElrath was able to lead 11 of the 16 Main Event laps aboard his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. McElrath put himself into a favorable position from the beginning as he remained inside the top three at all times. While battling for the lead position late in the race, McElrath chose to maintain his composure and capture the 2nd place position where he remains in command of the 250SX West points lead after four rounds of racing.

McElrath: “We overcame a lot of adversity today. I had been riding a little cautious and wanted to have that fire again. That race should have been mine, but you do need to be careful when you come up on lappers and aren’t sure what they are going to do. I’m thankful we’re safe after going down in the heat race.”

Next Event: Round 5 – Oakland, Calif. – February 4, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Eli Tomac
2. Chad Reed
3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4. Cole Seely
5. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
6. Justin Brayton
7. Blake Baggett (KTM)
8. Cooper Webb
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
10. Jason Anderson

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey (89)
2. Marvin Musquin (74)
3. Eli Tomac (69)
4. Cole Seely (69)
5. Davi Millsaps (55)

250SX West Main Event Results
1. Justin Hill
2. Shane McElrath (KTM)
3. Austin Forkner
4. Aaron Plessinger
5. Martin Davalos

250SX West Championship Standings
1. Shane McElrath (92)
2. Justin Hill (88)
3. Aaron Plessinger (82)
4. Martin Davalos (70)
5. Austin Forker (67)

Ryan Dungey Leads Team to a 1-2 Finish at Anaheim II

Ryan Dungey Leads Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team to a 1-2 Finish at Anaheim II

Round 3 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 22, 2017

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Back-to-back reigning 450SX Champion Ryan Dungey earned his first victory of the season on Saturday as he led the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team to an impressive 1-2 finish at Round 3 of the AMA Supercross Championship in Anaheim. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, finished only two seconds back for 2nd, capturing his third consecutive podium finish this season. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath maintained his points lead with a 3rd place finish in the 250SX West division.

It was a rough start to the evening for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 riders as both Dungey and Musquin were forced to enter the semi-final race after experiencing bad luck in the heat races. Musquin lined up in 450SX Heat 1 where he jumped into a 3rd place position on the opening lap. However, on lap three Musquin got caught up in another rider’s crash and went down, ultimately running out of time to make a qualifying position from the heat race.

Dungey didn’t experience any better luck as he went down on the opening lap of 450SX Heat 2. As a result of the crash, Dungey was unable to continue on due to a problem with his throttle body harness.

Both Musquin and Dungey were seeded into 450SX Semi 1 amongst a full slate of heavy-hitters in the class. Musquin got off to a good start, eventually making his way into the lead on lap two. From there, Musquin held a strong pace to capture the Semi 1 win. Dungey got off to a mid-pack start but the defending champion climbed his way up to ultimately finish 3rd en route to the Main Event.

450SX Main Event

Despite 13th gate pick for the Main Event, Dungey was able to get a great jump out of the gate to battle for the holeshot and assume the early lead aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.  Musquin didn’t get the best jump but he settled into the 5th place position on the opening lap.

Musquin immediately began picking off riders where he put himself into 3rd place around the halfway point. Musquin was then able to get around Cole Seely for the 2nd place position where he set his sights on his teammate Dungey out front. Dungey put forth a solid performance throughout the 22-lap Main Event, where he earned his first victory of the 2017 season at Round 3, thus taking over the championship points lead in the class.

Dungey: “I’m thankful to get this win earlier in the season rather than later. Tonight was testing for me – first the throttle broke in the heat race and then my start in the semi wasn’t too great but we were able to end the night on a good note. The Main E vent was tricky, the track was nasty but I’m surprised with the rain that it was as good as it was. There were a bunch of kickers so I was just focused on hitting my lines and marks. Overall, with all the adversity we faced I’m glad we could come away with the win tonight – it was a hard-earned one!”

Musquin captured his third podium of the season to maintain his 2nd place position in the championship point standings, where he sits only seven points behind Dungey after three rounds.

Musquin: “All I can say is ‘you gotta do what you gotta do.’ Both of us went to the semi-final but still qualified to the Main Event and proved we can still be on the podium after going to the semi. Once again at the beginning I wasn’t as good as the end but I tried to stay calm and keep up with those guys. Roczen got around me and had a big crash so after that I tried to switch up my line to stay smooth. I wasn’t too far from Ryan but he was already gone at the beginning so 2nd place wasn’t too bad for me and a really good night for Red Bull KTM.”

250SX West Main Event

McElrath powered his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a top-five position off the start as he battled his way through a hungry pack of front-runners. Beginning in the 4th place position, the two-time race winner engaged in a battle with Austin Forkner early on where he made the pass for 3rd place on lap five. From there, McElrath pushed ahead to maintain a solid podium position for the remainder of the race.

With two wins and a 3rd place finish behind him, McElrath continues to hold the 250SX West points lead heading into the next round.

McElrath: “Everyone was going fast and I was giving it everything I had – and tonight that was 3rd place. Coming into this championship race [with the points lead] has been a whole new thing for me. It’s something that we can’t be anything but thankful for today – we still have the red plate and the points lead. I’m looking forward to continue building, we’re still learning and we’re going to be ready to fight next weekend.”

Next Event: Round 4 – Phoenix, Arizona – January 28, 2017

450SX Main Event Results

1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3.Cole Seely
4. Cooper Webb
5. Weston Peick
6. Josh Grant
7. Chad Reed
8. Eli Tomac
9. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
10. Blake Baggett (KTM)

450SX Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey (69)
2. Marvin Musquin (62)
3. Ken Roczen (51)
4. Cole Seely (51)
5. Eli Tomac (44)

250SX West Main Event Results

1. Justin Hill
2. Aaron Plessinger
3. Shane McElrath (KTM)
4. Austin Forkner
5. Martin Davalos

250SX West Championship Standings

1. Shane McElrath (70)
2. Aaron Plessinger (64)
3. Justin Hill (63)
4. Martin Davalos (54)
5. Austin Forker (47)

Successful Start to the AMA Supercross Season for KTM Factory Racing Teams

Successful Start to the AMA Supercross Season for KTM Factory Racing Teams

Round 1 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 8, 2017

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – It was a successful start to the season for KTM’s Factory Racing teams as the Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin captured two podium finishes in the premier 450SX class, while Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath earned his first-career victory with a dominant performance in the 250SX Main Event.

Musquin kicked off the day with an impressive performance in the timed qualifying sessions, where he assumed the top position heading into the evening’s heat races. Musquin lined up alongside Dungey in Heat 2, each aboard a KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION machine. Both riders put themselves into a favorable position off the start where they charged ahead to ultimately capture 2nd (Dungey) and 3rd (Musquin) in the heat race.

The team’s newest member, Trey Canard, made his official racing debut with the team on Saturday aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. However, Canard struggled in his heat, semi-final and LCQ races due to a sore shoulder sustained in crash during the afternoon practice session. Following a discussion with the team after the parade lap, Canard decided to not line up for the Main Event.

450SX Main Event

Musquin got off to a great start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION as he battled with Ken Roczen for the holeshot. While Roczen assumed the early lead, Musquin tucked in close behind for the 2nd place position, while Dungey jumped into a top-five position on the opening lap.

By the halfway point Dungey had worked his way into the 2nd place position, while Musquin briefly dropped back a position to Eli Tomac. However, the Frenchmen immediately charged back to reclaim his podium position by lap 12.

Dungey maintained a solid 2nd place position for the remainder of the race while Musquin put on a late-in-the-race charge to catch up to his teammate. After 20 laps of racing, Dungey crossed the finish line to capture 2nd overall at the season opener.

Dungey: “It was my first time back on the gate in a while but no excuses, I feel like we’re off to a pretty decent start. I’m happy with the ride and I’m excited to move forward this season. The track was rough and tough tonight, it would reach out and bite you if you weren’t careful. Kenny was riding really well tonight, I didn’t have anything for him. The start was key and you had to get out there and go right off the bat.”

Musquin held strong in the final moments of the race to finish just over one second behind Dungey to capture 3rd place at the season opener.

Musquin: “It feels really good to be on the podium tonight, especially at Anaheim I, it was big. I knew I was capable and it’s just really awesome to see the work that we put in while in Florida pay off. It was a tough track tonight so I’m really happy to be on the podium and I’m looking forward to making some more adjustments with the bike and continuing the momentum.”

250SX Main Event

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath powered his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into favorable position off the start, capturing the holeshot and the early lead. His teammate, Mitchell Oldenburg, settled into a top five position on the opening lap where he set his sights on a podium position. After 15 laps of racing. McElrath emerged victorious to capture the first-career victory in the 250SX class. Oldenburg held tough to finish just off the podium with a 4th place position at the opening round.

McElrath: “That’s what we do during the week – practice with our teammates and try to race hard with people behind you pressuring you. It was tough to be consistent lap after lap – the track was pretty tough but when you make a mistake you just kind of shake it off and try not to let the nerves get to you. We definitely put in the work, we didn’t have high expectations but we knew what we had to do.”

Next Event: Round 2 – San Diego, Calif. – January 14, 2017

450SX Main Event Results

1. Ken Roczen
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Jason Anderson
5. Eli Tomac
6. Cole Seely
7. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
8. Weston Peick
9. Josh Grant
10. Cooper Webb

250SX Main Event Results

1. Shane McElrath (KTM)
2. Aaron Plessinger
3. Martin Davalos
4. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)
5. Justin Hill

Dungey and Musquin Claim Podium Finishes at the Monster Energy Cup

Dungey and Musquin Claim Podium Finishes in an Exciting Night of Racing at the Monster Energy Cup

Monster Energy Cup – October 15, 2016

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LAS VEGAS – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin put forth a strong showing on Saturday to finish 2nd and 3rd overall in an exciting battle at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas.

With a unique racing format of three 10-lap Main Events, riders in the premier Cup Class earned cumulative points from all three races to ultimately secure a final overall for the evening. In only his second race back from injury, Dungey rode his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to an impressive 2nd overall with 3-2-3 finishes for the evening.

Musquin had a stand-out performance aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION where he finished only one point behind his teammate for 3rd overall with 4-3-2 finishes.

Main Event 1

Dungey got off to a 4th place start on the opening lap, while Musquin began in the 6th place position. Both riders quickly advanced through pack – with Dungey securing the 3rd place position and Musquin finishing close behind in 4th.

Main Event 2

Dungey and Musquin got a good jump off the line but both riders were pushed wide, where they settled into 4th and 5th place on the opening lap. Dungey moved into the 3rd place position for the first half of the race while Musquin engaged in a battle for 4th.

The running order tightened up at the halfway point and Dungey began to gain time on the lead battle of Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac. Roczen ended up going down in the rhythm section on lap six, which allowed Dungey to move into 2nd and Musquin into 3rd.

Main Event 3

Heading into the third and final race of the evening, it was a three-way battle for the overall win as Dungey, Musquin and Tomac had a chance at winning. Musquin grabbed the early advantage with a 3rd place start, while Dungey began just inside the top five.

Musquin charged hard in the opening laps to put himself into a favorable 2nd place position behind Roczen, while Dungey and Tomac battled for the 3rd place spot. Tomac eventually made the pass on Dungey for 3rd but it all came down to the final lap of racing as Tomac and Dungey still needed to take the “Joker Lane,” which is an additional section of the track that riders must pass through one time during the 10-lap race.

Musquin, who already took the “Joker Lane,” hooked up with the duo as they exited the additional lane and it was an all-out drag race to the finish. Musquin maintained his 2nd place position ahead of the others, while Dungey made a spectacular pass on Tomac to claim the final podium position in the race.

Tomac ultimately topped Dungey for the overall win by only one point, while Musquin finished another point behind his teammate for 3rd overall.

Dungey: “Overall tonight was good. It’s been a while since we were on a gate drop with these riders. It was great to get some solid time on the bike and get back into a rhythm – it was a good prep race as we get ready for the season. We have a lot of work to do but the bike ran good all night and we’re going to continue to try new things. We’re looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”

Musquin: “It’s a huge step for me, I’m happy with the way I rode today. My starts were not great, I was always getting pushed to the outside and I was losing a ton of time but I came back and fought so hard. It’s only 10 laps but they were long laps. I’m happy to have both of us [Dungey and I] on the podium together. It’s always tough to beat Ryan but right now I am feeling closer and closer and I’m glad to finish on a good note today.”

Dungey and Musquin will go on to compete in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event next Saturday, October 22 in Pomona, California. The duo will be joined by their newest Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Trey Canard, who will make his debut racing appearance on the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

Cup Class Main Event 1

1.     Ken Roczen
2.     Eli Tomac
3.     Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4.     Marvin Musquin (KTM)
5.     Blake Baggett (KTM)
6.     Cole Seely
7.     Chad Reed
8.     Mike Alessi
9.     Benny Bloss (KTM)
10.Nick Schmidt

Cup Class Main Event 2

1.     Eli Tomac
2.     Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3.     Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4.     Chad Reed
5.     Cole Seely
6.     Mike Alessi
7.     Blake Baggett (KTM)
8.     Benny Bloss (KTM)
9.     Jordon Smith
10.Shane McElrath (KTM)

Cup Class Main Event 3

1.     Ken Roczen
2.     Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3.     Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4.     Eli Tomac
5.     Mike Alessi
6.     Cole Seely
7.     Benny Bloss (KTM)
8.     Vince Friese
9.     Blake Baggett (KTM)
10.Shane McElrath (KTM)

Cup Class Overall

1.     Eli Tomac (7)
2.     Ryan Dungey (8)
3.     Marvin Musquin (9)
4.     Cole Seely (17)
5.     Mike Alessi (19)
6.     Blake Baggett (21)
7.     Ken Roczen (23)
8.     Chad Reed (23)
9.     Benny Bloss (24)
10.Vince Friese (31)

Ryan Dungey Wins Second-Consecutive ESPY Award

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey Wins Second-Consecutive ESPY Award For Best Action Sports Male Athlete

July 14, 2016

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MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to congratulate Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey on being named Best Action Sports Male Athlete for the second-consecutive year at the 2016 ESPY Awards, which took place on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles.

Dungey’s back-to-back accolade comes only one week after the announcement of his participation in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” which earned the back-to-back Supercross World Champion additional world-wide media attention.

In 2015, Dungey became the first motocross/supercross racer to win an ESPY Award and the Minnesota native was humbled to once again be nominated in 2016. Dungey won the 2016 Best Action Sports Male Athlete award, which is based on fan voting, over freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, skateboarders Nyjah Huston and Pedro Barros and snowboarder Mark McMorris.

Following his second-consecutive 450 Supercross World Championship in April, Dungey sustained a back injury at Round 3 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship where he is currently sidelined in order to heal the injury.

Ryan Dungey Injured

Ryan Dungey Injured

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MURRIETA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM regrets to report that reigning motocross champion Ryan Dungey has sustained a cracked vertebrae and will miss High Point and several upcoming rounds of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

The injury happened when he crashed while battling for the lead on the opening lap of Moto 2 at Thunder Valley MX last weekend. Showing immense heart, Dungey bounced back from the crash and rode a remarkable come-from-behind race coming from 19th place back to 4th spot by the races end to finish 2nd overall for the round.

After evaluation by several doctors this week, the doctors have confirmed that Dungey cracked his C6 Vertebrae in the fall and requires a minimum of 6-8 weeks healing time.

“It’s very difficult to share such disappointing news,” said Ryan Dungey. “It’s heart breaking mainly because of all the hard work the team and I have put in preparing to defend the motocross title this year. But I’m very thankful that the injury wasn’t worse. I will use this time away from racing to recover fully, knowing this will only make me stronger and more motivated. Thank you everyone for your support and understanding.”

“Obviously Ryan being injured is tough on the team,” said Red Bull KTM Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “At the time we didn’t know about his injury and we were so proud of the way he raced that second moto in Colorado coming from 19th place all the way to almost finish on the podium. But to now know that he accomplished that battling through the pain of a cracked vertebrae shows what an unbelievably tough champion rider he really is. The plan right now is to reassess his return to racing in 6 weeks’ time once he is reevaluated by his doctor.”

The entire Red Bull KTM Factory Team wishes him a speedy recovery.

Ryan Dungey Captures 2nd Overall at Thunder Valley MX National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey Captures 2nd Overall at Thunder Valley MX National

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Round 3 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship – June 4, 2016

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Saturday was a rollercoaster day for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team at Round 3 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Lakewood, Colorado. Ryan Dungey finished 2nd overall with 2-4 moto scores, while teammate Marvin Musquin, bounced back from a tough Moto 1 to finish 5th place in Moto 2.

In Moto 1, Dungey got off to a decent start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, where he tucked into the 3rd place position behind Jason Anderson on lap one. By lap three Dungey had made his way around Anderson for 2nd, where he went to work on catching Ken Roczen for the lead position. Dungey maintained his position for the remainder of the race, where he finished 2nd.

Musquin didn’t get off to a great start, but the Frenchman immediately began pushing hard on the opening lap. However, Musquin mistakenly went off the track and became entangled in a banner, thus losing substantial time. After remounting, Musquin would crash again, causing him to ultimately 37th in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, Dungey grabbed another good start and made his way into the lead battle on the opening lap. While making an attempt to pass into the lead, Dungey got caught in a rut and went down, sending him all the way back to 19th place heading into lap two.

Dungey quickly recollected himself and made a charge toward the front, catching his teammate Musquin in the 7th place position by lap five. From there, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo pushed their way into the top five, where Dungey ultimately finished 4th and Musquin in 5th.

“The ruts are really tough in Colorado, I was just trying to focus on good lines and making them stick. In the second moto I was trying to make a pass for the lead and my front end caught a little rut on the hip jump and it kicked and sent me in the air,” Dungey said. “Trying to rebound from that, thankfully we could get up and make a charge to pass as many guys as we could and salvage 2nd overall for the day.”

Dungey’s 2-4 moto scores were good enough to capture 2nd overall for the day, where he holds 2nd place in the 450 Class Championship standings.

Despite a tough experience in Moto 1, Musquin rebounded well to finish a solid 5th place in Moto 2, his best of the season.

“The first moto didn’t go as planned so I knew I had to regroup in the second moto,” Musquin said. “I had a good start even though I started way outside. The first few laps were slow but as soon as Ryan got around me after his crash, I wanted to follow him and get good lines and good flow. I was following him just like practice and that was good for the confidence. It was my first time in the top five in the 450 Class and that’s the goal every week.”

With 37-5 moto scores, Musquin ended up with 14th overall for the day, where he now sits 8th in the 450 Class Championship standings.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship resumes on Saturday, June 18 in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.

450 Class Overall Results

1.Ken Roczen (1-1)
2.Ryan Dungey (2-4)
3.Eli Tomac (5-2)
4.Cole Seely (6-3)
5.Trey Canard (3-6)
6.Josh Grant (4-7)
7.Justin Barcia (11-8)
8.Matt Bisceglia (10-10)
9.Christophe Pourcel (8-12)
10.Justin Bogle (7-13)
11.14. Marvin Musquin (37-5)

Championship Point Standings

1.Ken Roczen – 143
2.Ryan Dungey – 131 (1 overall win)
3.Eli Tomac – 114
4.Trey Canard – 97
5.Cole Seely – 89
6.Josh Grant – 88
7.Jason Anderson – 73
8.Marvin Musquin – 64
9.Justin Barcia – 62
10.Broc Tickle – 50