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Ryan Dungey Wins Glen Helen National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey Wins Glen Helen National

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Round 2 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – May 28, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey captured his first overall victory of the season on Saturday at Round 2 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Glen Helen Raceway. With 1-2 moto scores, Dungey put the pieces together and accrued valuable championship points aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

Dungey got off to a great start in Moto 1 as he assumed the early lead in the race. The reigning 450 Class Champion led the first eight laps of the race until Roczen made a pass for the lead just after the halfway point.

However, with a hard-charging Dungey in tow, Roczen succumbed to a bike issue with only a few laps left to go. From there, Dungey capitalized on Roczen’s situation in order to overtake the lead and finish strong to capture the Moto 1 victory.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin powered his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition off the start to begin the race inside the top five. Musquin passed his way up to 3rd where he remained for a few laps before dropping back a few positions. Musquin continued to fight for a top-five position throughout the entire race where he ended up crashing on the final lap in the “Supercross section” of the track. The 450 Class Rookie rebounded as quickly as possible to salvage 9th place in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, Dungey was quick off the line as he rode nearly side-by-side with Roczen through the first turn. Dungey got the early advantage but it was Roczen who overtook the lead on the opening lap. Dungey was able to make gains on the leader of Roczen several times throughout the 15-lap race but ultimately wasn’t able to make any advances.

With a win behind him heading into Moto 2, Dungey was able to secure the overall victory with 1-2 moto finishes, while Roczen ended the day in 2nd overall with 4-1 moto scores.

“The day was overall pretty good,” Dungey stated. It’s always positive to gain ground in the championship points and get an overall win. It’s not a 1-1 but hey, we’ll take it and keep building on it. I feel like my riding is really good, the bike set-up is right there and – if anything – there are a lot of positives to take from it. I know physically I can improve, and also on the track in certain areas, so we’ll fine tune a few things and keep moving forward.”

Musquin got off to an unfavorable start in Moto 2 after getting caught in a pack of riders across the finish line, causing him to run off the track and lose several positions in the process. From there, Musquin worked hard to reclaim his ground but was only able to get up to 11th place in Moto 2. Musquin ultimately finished 9th overall with 9-11 moto scores.

“I’m disappointed with my day,” Musquin said. “I kind of struggled on the track. I made mistakes and it was hard to get back in the right rhythm afterwards. Next week we’ll be back in Florida to get more work done and hopefully come back stronger for the next weekend in Colorado.”

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship resumes next Saturday, June 4 in Lakewood, Colorado.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Ryan Dungey (1-2)

2. Ken Roczen (4-1)

3. Eli Tomac (3-3)

4. Jason Anderson (2-5)

5. Trey Canard (7-4)

6. Josh Grant (6-6)

7. Cole Seely (5-10)

8. Phil Nicoletti (10-9)

9. Marvin Musquin (9-11)

10.Broc Tickle (8-13)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 93

2. Ryan Dungey – 91 (1 overall win)

3. Eli Tomac – 76

4. Jason Anderson – 73

5. Trey Canard – 62

6. Josh Grant – 56

7. Cole Seely – 54

8. Marvin Musquin – 48

9. Phil Nicoletti – 45

10.Justin Barcia – 39

Ryan Dungey Rides to an Impressive Finish at Hangtown MX National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey Rides to an Impressive 2nd Overall Finish at Hangtown MX National

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Round 1 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – May 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Red B ull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey captured a pair of 2nd place moto finishes on Saturday to claim 2nd overall at the opening round of the 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. In his American Motocross 450 Class debut, Marvin Musquin finished 8th overall on the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

With only one weekend off between the AMA Supercross finale and the opening round of American Motocross, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team switched gears with new bike set-up and much different track conditions outdoors.

In Moto 1, Dungey powered his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into a top three position off the start, where he quickly jumped into 2nd place behind Ken Roczen on lap two. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, got a great jump off the start to begin the race inside the top five.

With consistently fast lap times, Dungey chased Roczen down for the lead position throughout the entire 34-minute race but it wasn’t enough to close the gap that Roczen created right off the start.

Meanwhile, Musquin dropped back a few positions to ultimately finish 9th place in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, Dungey shot off the line to capture the holeshot but Roczen got around him to take over the early lead on lap one. From there, Dungey put forth a hard-fought effort to catch Roczen out front, where he came within a seconds of the leader at times. Despite a valiant effort, Dungey finished 2nd place in Moto 2, where he secured 2nd overall for the day.

“It was overall a really good way to begin the season,” Dungey said. “We want to win for sure but overall we’re just getting things started in outdoors, adapting to the bike and keeping the comfort from Supercross flowing into this summer. The speed was there, everything was there, and I trust the boys at KTM to keep advancing the bike and I’ll do the work on my side to get there.”

Musquin began Moto 2 outside the top ten but the 450 Class Rookie set his sights on moving through the pack. Musquin made a few passes to reach the 7th place position where set his sights on Justin Barcia in 6th. As the race wore on, Musquin was able to close the gap on Barcia but he wasn’t able to climb into another position before the checkered flag flew.

With moto scores of 9-7, Musquin secured 8th overall at the season opener.

“The first moto didn’t go as I wanted but we worked between the motos with the team and came out with good changes,” Musquin said. “I’m happy to finally race my first AMA 450 outdoor race and can’t wait to go to the next one! I know the season will be long and I want to keep improving.”

450 Class Overall Results

1. Ken Roczen (1-1)

2. Ryan Dungey (2-2)

3. Eli Tomac (4-4)

4. Jason Anderson (6-3)

5. Trey Canard (7-5)

6. Cole Seely (5-10)

7. Justin Barcia (10-6)

8. Marvin Musquin (9-7)

9. Josh Grant (8-8)

10.Blake Baggett (3-19)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 50

2. Ryan Dungey – 44

3. Eli Tomac – 36

4. Jason Anderson – 35

5. Trey Canard – 30

6. Cole Seely – 27

7. Justin Barcia – 26

8. Marvin Musquin – 26

9. Josh Grant – 26

10.Blake Baggett – 22

Ryan Dungey Emerges Victorious at a Muddy Las Vegas Supercross Finale

Ryan Dungey Emerges Victorious at a Muddy Las Vegas Supercross Finale
Round 17 – AMA 450SX Championship – May 7, 2016

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LAS VEGAS – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey emerged victorious despite challenging track conditions at the 17th and final round of the 450SX Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. After clinching the 2016 450SX Championship at the penultimate round last week, Dungey rounded out the season in a big way with his 31st career victory.

Inclement weather cancelled the morning’s qualifying sessions as a major downpour occurred just after the first practice. As a result, the evening’s qualifying positions were pulled from the free practice, where Dungey put his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition atop the field, with Musquin in the 7th place position.

Both riders were seeded into 450SX Heat 2, where unfavorable track conditions awaited following hours of heavy rain. Despite the muddy obstacles, Dungey captured the holeshot and led all five laps of the heat race. Musquin began the race in the 5th place position where he was unable to make an advance into a transfer spot.

Musquin lined up in 450SX Semi 2, where he was able to secure a transfer position into the Main Event with a 3rd place finish.

In the 450SX Main Event, Dungey shot off the line to capture the holeshot and the early lead in the race, while Musquin followed close behind in 4th. Dungey led the first six laps of the Main Event before Ken Roczen made a pass to take over the lead. However, Roczen lost control and crashed through a rhythm section soon after, and Dungey, with nowhere to go, ran into him and crashed as well. Dungey quickly remounted and reclaimed the lead, while Roczen eventually pulled off.

Meanwhile, Musquin was riding a solid pace inside the top five when he landed off a double and collided with another rider, causing him to crash hard. As a result, Musquin was forced to pull into the mechanic’s area to make adjustments to the bike.

Dungey held strong amidst a chaotic Main Event to capture his 9th victory of the season in Las Vegas.

“Tonight was a challenge and the track was tough with that drizzle [rain]. I really needed that good start,” Dungey said. “I’m glad we got a win to end the season strong and get ready for what lies ahead. This is one of my best seasons in Supercross so far and I’m looking forward to more.”

450 Class Results

1.Ryan Dungey – KTM
2.Jason Anderson
3.Eli Tomac
4.Chad Reed
5.Blake Baggett
6.Broc Tickle
7.Justin Brayton – KTM
8.Trey Canard
9.Cole Seely
10.Justin Barcia
11.Josh Grant
12.Jake Weimer
13.Vince Friese
14.Justin Bogle
15.Mike Alessi
16.Nick Schmidt
17.Bracken Hall
18.Nick Wey
19.Benny Bloss – KTM
20.Ken Roczen
21.Marvin Musquin – KTM
22.Davi Millsaps – KTM

Championship Point Standings

1.Ryan Dungey – 391
2.Ken Roczen – 331
3.Jason Anderson – 315
4.Eli Tomac – 290
5.Chad Reed – 250
6.Cole Seely – 219
7.Marvin Musquin – 214
8.Justin Brayton – 200
9.Trey Canard – 196
10.Jake Weimer – 128

Ryan Dungey Clinches His 3rd 450SX Championship at East Rutherford Supercross

Ryan Dungey Clinches His 3rd 450SX Championship at East Rutherford Supercross
Round 16 – 450SX Championship – April 30, 2016

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey clinched his third career 450SX Championship on Saturday with a solid 4th place finish at the penultimate round in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In doing so, Dungey successfully defended his 2015 title to become a back-to-back 450SX champion in 2016.

“Obviously 4th place isn’t the goal but the championship is and it’s nice to have a little cushion and wrap it up a round early,” Dungey said. “The [31 consecutive] podium streak was cool and I was definitely going after Cole Seely there just to try to get on the podium but I gave it my best and did what I could but I wasn’t going to do anything stupid either. It’s been a fight, mentally battling week in and week out, with lots of riders challenging us all season. I feel like I was consistent across the board the whole season and 4th place – if that’s our worst finish all season up to Round 16 – I don’t think it’s bad.”

The newly crowned three-time 450SX Champion came into Round 16 with a favorable points lead over runner-up Ken Roczen. Throughout the day’s qualifying, Dungey performed consistently aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, where he ultimately qualified 5th overall. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, captured the fastest lap time of the day, where he assumed pole position heading into the evening’s racing.

Both Musquin and Dungey were seeded into 450SX Heat 2, where Dungey assumed the early lead. Dungey showcased great determination as he rode on to the heat race victory, while Musquin fell just short of a transfer position with 5th in the heat.

Musquin prevailed through the Semi, capturing a 2nd place transfer position into the Main Event.

In the 450SX Main Event, Dungey captured a top-five start where he immediately engaged in a battle with the front-runners. Musquin, however, got tangled with another rider off the start, which caused him to lose momentum and run off the track before the first turn.

From there, Musquin charged hard through the pack, making advances throughout the entire Main Event, ultimately making his way up to 7th place.

“Coming off the start, another rider bumped into me and it caused me to lose my balance and fly off the track,” Musquin said. “I thought I was going to crash for a minute but I was able to save it and keep going. I’m really happy with the way I rode tonight, I feel like I was back to myself, and even though the results didn’t show it, I’m happy with how the riding went.”

Dungey battled hard for a podium position but the champ played it safe in the end to capture a secure 4th place finish en route to his 3rd 450SX Championship.

Pit Beirer, KTM Head of Motorsports commented, “We are just extremely happy to have another championship. This was a dream of ours for so many years and last year it happened for the first time but as we know it’s a difficult sport so to win a championship is one thing but to keep the level is another one. The team here in the U.S., and Ryan Dungey, they didn’t just keep the level; they put it on another level again! It was amazing to watch Ryan this year, how strong he was week in and week out, and we just want to thank the team and Ryan for what they did.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager, Roger De Coster added, “I’m just super happy to be part of this and be able to help Ryan win this championship for KTM. I have to thank everyone in Austria that has helped us, including the WP side, Pit Beirer and Mr. Pierer especially, because he is the one who commits the budget and the money to allow us to do this and allow us to do what we love to do, which is race and win races. Without him this would be impossible. I feel very fortunate because I feel that our crew here in the U.S. is the best crew in the paddock. I’m certain we can do this again because I’m not happy with stopping here, we have to do it again and again and I think with the commitment of the crew in Austria and KTM we can do it again.”

Next Event: Las Vegas, Nevada – May 7, 2016

450 Class Results

1. Ken Roczen

2. Eli Tomac

3. Cole Seely

4. Ryan Dungey – KTM

5. Justin Brayton – KTM

6. Jason Anderson

7. Marvin Musquin – KTM

8. Trey Canard

9. Chad Reed

10.Justin Bogle

11.Weston Peick

12.Blake Baggett

13.Broc Tickle

14.Mike Alessi

15.Justin Barcia

16.Josh Grant

17.Jake Weimer

18.Vince Friese

19.Benny Bloss

20.Nick Wey

21.Nick Schmidt

22.AJ Catanzaro

Championship Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey – 366

2. Ken Roczen – 330

3. Jason Anderson – 293

4. Eli Tomac – 270

5. Chad Reed – 232

6. Marvin Musquin – 213

7. Cole Seely – 207

8. Justin Brayton – 186

9. Trey Canard – 183

10.Weston Peick – 125

Ryan Dungey Captures 31st Consecutive Podium Finish at Foxborough Supercross

Ryan Dungey Captures 31st Consecutive Podium Finish at Foxborough Supercross
Round 15 – 450SX Championship – April 23, 2016

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FOXBOROUGH, Ma. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey earned his 31st consecutive podium finish on Saturday with a 3rd place at Round 15 of the AMA 450SX Championship in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

With rainfall throughout the night and into the morning, the track was uncharacteristically muddy for the timed qualifying sessions. Dungey prevailed through the unfavorable track conditions to earn the fastest time in qualifying aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, while his teammate Marvin Musquin qualified in 12th on his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

In 450SX Heat 1, Musquin captured the holeshot and ultimately finished 4th to transfer into the Main Event. In 450SX Heat 2, Dungey shot out to grab the holeshot but the race was Red Flagged due to riders hitting the starting gate. In the restart, it was Dungey who once again captured the holeshot and the early lead. After battling back-and-forth for the first few laps, Ken Roczen took over the lead and maintained it to the end, with Dungey in 2nd and BTOSports.com/KTM’s Justin Brayton in 3rd.

In the 450SX Main Event, Dungey grabbed his third holeshot of the day and assumed the early lead before engaging in a battle with Ken Roczen. Dungey and Roczen diced back-and-forth for the lead position in the early parts of the race but Roczen soon established his pace out front.

Dungey briefly dropped into the 4th place position before making a big charge to overtake the 3rd place position with a strong pass on Jason Anderson through the whoops. From there, Dungey pushed toward Tomac in 2nd but wasn’t able to catch him before the checkers flew.

“I struggled a little bit tonight but that’s racing,” Dungey said. “We knew it was a possibility to wrap up the championship tonight but it wasn’t the main goal – it would have been a bonus. We’re going to come back next weekend and give the fans a good show.”

Dungey now holds a 43-point lead over Roczen with two rounds remaining in the 450SX Championship.

Musquin ultimately finished 10th in the Main Event, where he now sits in 6th place in the Championship Standings.

Next Event: East Rutherford, New Jersey – April 30, 2016

450 Class Results

1.Ken Roczen
2.Eli Tomac
3.Ryan Dungey – KTM
4.Jason Anderson
5.Trey Canard
6.Justin Bogle
7.Cole Seely
8.Weston Peick
9.Chad Reed
10.Marvin Musquin – KTM
11.Josh Grant
12.Justin Brayton – KTM
13.Mike Alessi
14.Broc Tickle
15.Nick Wey
16.Vince Friese
17.Cade Clason
18.AJ Catanzaro
19.Justin Barcia
20.Alex Ray
21.Nick Schmidt
22.Jake Weimer

Championship Point Standings

1.Ryan Dungey – 348
2.Ken Roczen – 305
3.Jason Anderson – 278
4.Eli Tomac – 248
5.Chad Reed – 220
6.Marvin Musquin – 199
7.Cole Seely – 187
8.Trey Canard – 170
9.Justin Brayton – 170
10.Weston Peick – 115

Dungey Wins Big at St. Louis Supercross

Dungey Wins Big at St. Louis Supercross

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey captured valuable championship points on Saturday as he claimed his eighth victory of the season in St. Louis for the 14th round of the AMA 450SX Championship.

Following one weekend off due to injury, Marvin Musquin returned to racing where he qualified 6th for the day and was seeded into 450SX Heat 1. In the heat, Musquin grabbed a top-five start and held tough to finish fourth place and transfer into the Main Event.

Dungey, who qualified 7th for the day, began 450SX Heat 2 with a decent start inside the top three. However, on the opening lap Dungey bumped into another rider and went down, sending him to the back of the pack. Despite a hard-charging performance, Dungey was unable to reach a qualifying position in the six-lap heat race.

In the 450SX Semi, Dungey got off to a great start where he led all five laps to transfer to the Main Event.

In the 450SX Main Event, Dungey shot off the start to nearly capture the holeshot and the early lead, while Musquin began in the 5th place position.

BTOSports.com/KTM’s Justin Brayton was riding in the third place position before another rider pushed him wide on the face on the triple, causing him to crash. This allowed Musquin to inherit the 4th place position just before the halfway mark. Musquin later went down in the rhythm section, losing several positions in the process.

At the halfway point, Roczen and Dungey began passing back and forth for the lead. Dungey was able to make the final pass stick on Roczen, where he gained some time out front. With eight laps to go, Roczen made a mistake and slid out in the corner, thus allowing Dungey to break away for the win.

“It feels good to get another win tonight and to keep plugging away at the championship points,” Dungey said. “Ken [Roczen] was riding really well and it was all about minimizing the mistakes out there.”

Musquin battled his way back from the crash but ended up running into an issue with his start device that ultimately caused him to pull into the mechanic’s area to make an adjustment. Musquin finished 15th for the evening.

Next Event: Foxborough, Massachusetts – April 23, 2016

450 Class Results

1. Ryan Dungey – KTM
2. Ken Roczen
3. Jason Anderson
4. Justin Bogle
5. Trey Canard
6. Chad Reed
7. Eli Tomac
8. Josh Grant
9. Justin Brayton – KTM
10. Mike Alessi
11. Justin Barcia
12. Blake Baggett
13. Jake Weimer
14. Broc Tickle
15. Marvin Musquin – KTM
16. Weston Peick
17. Vince Friese
18. Christophe Pourcel
19. Nick Wey
20. Nick Schmidt
21. Alex Ray
22. Jeff Alessi

Championship Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey – 328
2. Ken Roczen – 280
3. Jason Anderson – 260
4. Eli Tomac – 226
5. Chad Reed – 208
6. Marvin Musquin – 188
7. Cole Seely – 173
8. Justin Brayton – 161
9. Trey Canard – 154
10. Jake Weimer – 114

Ryan Dungey Wins at Indy

RYAN DUNGEY CAPTURES SEVENTH VICTORY OF THE SEASON AT INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS

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INDIANAPOLIS – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey captured his seventh victory of the season on Saturday at Round 13 of the AMA 450SX Championship in Indianapolis. In doing so, Dungey claimed his 29th career victory in the 450SX Class, where he now sits 5th place in the all-time record book.

Dungey qualified second overall in the morning’s combined qualifying sessions, where he was seeded into 450SX Heat 1. In the heat race, Dungey grabbed a decent jump off the start and eventually settled into the second place position behind Jason Anderson.

In the 450SX Main Event, Dungey shot off the line in a battle for the holeshot, where he quickly took over the lead position on lap one. With Ken Roczen close in tow, Dungey maintained a steady pace while navigating through a hectic path of lapped traffic.

With four laps to go, Roczen jumped past Dungey through the rhythm section but soon made a mistake over the finish line that allowed Dungey to reclaim the lead. Dungey kept his composure in the final laps to earn his seventh victory of the 2016 season, thus extending his points lead over Roczen in the 450SX Championship.

Dungey’s teammate, Marvin Musquin, did not race in Indianapolis due to a practice crash that occurred at the previous round in Santa Clara. Musquin is expected to return to racing soon.

Next Event: St. Louis – April 16, 2016

450 Class Results

1. Ryan Dungey – KTM
2. Ken Roczen
3. Jason Anderson
4. Trey Canard
5. Blake Baggett
6. Chad Reed
7. Christophe Pourcel
8. Justin Brayton – KTM
9. Eli Tomac
10. Mike Alessi
11. Vince Friese
12. Josh Grant
13. Justin Bogle
14. Broc Tickle
15. Justin Barcia
16. Weston Peick
17. Nick Wey
18. Cade Clason
19. Nick Schmidt
20. Jake Weimer
21. Tony Archer
22. Jeff Alessi

Championship Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey – 303
2. Ken Roczen – 258
3. Jason Anderson – 240
4. Eli Tomac – 212
5. Chad Reed – 193
6. Marvin Musquin – 182
7. Cole Seely – 173
8. Justin Brayton – 149
9. Trey Canard – 138
10. Jake Weimer – 106

Ryan Dungey Captures Sixth Victory at Santa Clara

RYAN DUNGEY CAPTURES SIXTH VICTORY OF THE SEASON  AT SANTA CLARA SUPERCROSS

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey captured his sixth victory of the season on Saturday at round twelve of the AMA 450SX Championship in Santa Clara, California. Dungey’s win also served as his 28th career victory in the 450SX Class, where he now sits tied for 6th place in the all-time record book.

Dungey qualified third overall in the morning’s combined qualifying sessions, while his teammate, Marvin Musquin, experienced a hard crash during the final session. As a result of his crash, Musquin was forced to miss the final minutes of the session, where he ultimately qualified in 13th position.

Both Dungey and Musquin lined up in 450SX Heat 2 and the Red Bull KTM duo shot off the line to capture 1-2 positions in the holeshot. Dungey assumed the early lead, with Musquin and James Stewart close in tow. Dungey held on for all six laps to capture the heat race win, followed by James Stewart in 2nd and Musquin in 3rd.

In the 450SX Main Event, both Dungey and Musquin got off to a great start as they entered the opening lap inside the top three. Dungey quickly made his way around Jason Anderson to take over the lead position while Ken Roczen settled in close behind. From there, it was an all-out battle for the lead between Dungey and Roczen, as both riders pushed the limit for the full 20-lap Main Event.

In the end, Dungey prevailed to capture his 28th career victory in the 450SX Class, while gaining valuable points in the championship chase. Dungey now holds a 42-point lead over Roczen with five rounds remaining in the season.

“It feels great to be back in the center of the podium,” Dungey stated. “I got a good start and just tried to put the hammer down. Kenny [Roczen] was right there the whole night but we just tried to ride mistake-free and it went well.”

Musquin ultimately finished 17th in the Main Event, following a crash during the day’s final qualifying session. Musquin now sits in 5th place in the 450SX Championship standings.

Next Event: Indianapolis, Indiana – April 9, 2016

450 Class Results

1. Ryan Dungey – KTM
2. Ken Roczen
3. Jason Anderson
4. Chad Reed
5. Trey Canard
6. Justin Bogle
7. Eli Tomac
8. Weston Peick
9. Jake Weimer
10. Blake Baggett
11. Mike Alessi
12. Josh Grant
13. Justin Brayton – KTM
14. Josh Hansen
15. Vince Friese
16. Justin Barcia
17. Marvin Musquin – KTM
18. Nick Wey
19. Cade Clason
20. Nick Schmidt
21. Alex Ray
22. James Stewart

Championship Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey – 278
2. Ken Roczen – 236
3. Jason Anderson – 220
4. Eli Tomac – 200
5. Marvin Musquin – 182
6. Chad Reed – 178
7. Cole Seely – 173
8. Justin Brayton – 136
9. Trey Canard – 120
10. Davi Millsaps – 105

Ryan Dungey Earns 2nd at Hangtown Motocross

Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey Earns 2nd at Hangtown Motocross

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Rancho Cordova, CA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 2nd overall at the opening round of the Pro Motocross Championship Series with 2-2 moto scores.

Dungey nearly pulled the holeshot in the first moto and came around the second corner in the runner-up position. He remained close to the led ride of Eli Tomac for the next few laps before he settled into the position. He finished the moto in 2nd position for a first moto podium.

In the second moto, Dungey earned another decent start and rounded the first corner in 4th place. By the top of the first hill he had moved into 2nd place. He again rode a consistent moto to finish the race in 2nd place. His 2-2 scores earned him 2nd overall in the race.

“I’m really happy to earn a podium at the opening round,” stated Dungey. “It’s a great way to start the season.”

Overall Results

1. Eli Tomac
2. Ryan Dungey – KTM
3. Jason Anderson
4. Weston Peick
5. Blake Baggett
6. Broc Tickle
7. Brett Metcalfe
8. Christophe Pourcel
9. Fredrik Noren
10. Phil Nicoletti

Dungey Crowned 450 Supercross Champion

Dungey Crowned 450 Supercross Champion
KTM’s First-Ever 450 Supercross Title

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Houston, TX – Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider Ryan Dungey earned his seventh win of the season and the first-ever 450 Supercross title for his Red Bull KTM Team when he took the victory at the Houston Supercross, round fourteen of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship.

All eyes were on Dungey throughout the day as he has proven to be the man to beat in the championship series. He was placed in heat one where he earned a 2nd place start. He made an easy pass into the lead on lap two and went on to lead all remaining laps. He crossed the checkered flag to take the heat win and a top gate pick for the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Dungey got pinched out on the start and came around the first corner outside the top ten. He wasted no time and quickly began making passes to move his Red Bull KTM forward through the pack. By the halfway point he had moved into 6th place. In the next laps, he put on a charge and rode aggressively through the pack to move into the podium position and up to 2nd place. Once in 2nd position, he maintained his pace and cruised across the finish line to earn the 450 Supercross Championship, the first-ever for the KTM brand.

“The team and I worked so hard to get to this point,” remarked Dungey on the podium. There are hardly words to explain how good this feels. There were a lot of ups and downs along the way, but my team stood behind me through it all and provided me the best bike. I am so excited for this championship but am looking forward to the next goal. We aren’t done yet.”

KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer, commented, “To win any World Championship is an outstanding success and is of immense importance for KTM. But the US Supercross title is very special and highlights our huge commitment in the worldwide motocross sport. With tenacity we made it to the top in this sport, which releases a vast amount of emotions. I would like to thank all those that have been involved and helped to push forward this extremely important project, and of course, I’d like to thank Ryan who has had a great season in 2015.”

KTM Motorsports Director, Pit Beirer, stated, “One of my personal dreams came true today. We started our Supercross race department completely from scratch in 2011, and what has been achieved in this very short time is outstanding. The key to everything, and I call it the best trip of my life, was my first meeting with Roger De Coster in the summer of 2010. Together with Roger we have formed the best and strongest team you can imagine. From there our worldwide race network has become stronger and it has been a 24-hour effort each day. With the full commitment of our R&D and Motorsports departments in Austria and the USA, we managed to create the best bike in a short time. However, we cannot perform without the best riders on our bike, which is why we are thankful to Ryan. He trusted us at a very early stage of the project. Ryan has set some major milestones for our company; first 450 SX win, first professional Motocross Championship title and now he has brought our final goal of the 450 Supercross title. I would like to say thank you “team” and thank you Ryan.”

Next Event: Santa Clara, CA – April 18, 2015

Overall Results

1. Cole Seely
2. Ryan Dungey – KTM
3. Eli Tomac
4. Josh Grant
5. Chad Reed
6. Andrew Short – KTM
7. Davi Millsaps
8. Broc Tickle
9. Justin Barcia
10. Justin Brayton – KTM
11. Blake Baggett
12. Kyle Chisholm
13. Nick Wey
14. Mitchell Oldenburg
15. Ben Lamay
16. Jason Anderson
17. Kyle Partridge
18. Tevin Tapia
19. Dustin Pipes
20. Killy Rusk
21. Nick Schmidt
22. Weston Peick

Overall Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey – 318
2. Eli Tomac – 236
3. Cole Seely – 223