BUCHANAN, Michigan – Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey claimed his fourth straight victory and eighth moto win of the season when he earned another pair of 1-1 finishes in the 450 Motocross class at the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Redbud MX Park.
Ryan Dungey qualified fastest in the morning practice sessions and proved that he was the man to beat when he won both motos in brutal 100 degree temperatures at Redbud MX Park.
Dungey made it look easy in moto one after earning the holeshot and pulling off to an early lead. He went on to lead every lap of the race, collecting his seventh win of the season by a 45 second margin of victory!
“It feels good to get another win here at Redbud,” remarked Dungey after the first moto win. “I am really happy with my bike set-up today. The conditions are tough and I know it’s only going to be hotter and rougher for the second moto. I want to give a shout out to all the fans that are here today. They are amazing lining the fence and cheering us on in this heat.”
KTM’s history-making rider earned another great start when the gate dropped for the second moto. This time he sat in 3rd position around the first corner. Through some creative lines, Dungey was able to make a pass on Christian Craig for 2nd place on the second lap of the race. Dungey then set his sights on the lead ride of Mike Alessi. On the third lap he was able to move around Alessi and he never looked back. Dungey took his eighth moto win at the end of sixteen laps with a 34 second lead over the 2nd place ride.
Dungey’s victory at Redbud strengthened his lead in the championship points and allows him to continue to carry the red plate to round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held in his home state of Minnesota on July 14, 2012.
Next Race: Millville, MN – July 14, 2012
Results 450 Motocross Class Redbud
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (1-1)
2. Justin Brayton (USA), Honda (3-4)
3. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki (6-3)
4. Tyla Rattray (RSA), Kawasaki (4-5)
5. Mike Alessi (USA), Suzuki (11-2)
Standings 450 Motocross Class after 12 of 24 races
1. Dungey, 286 points
2. Alessi, 214
3. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki, 202
4. Andrew Short (USA), Honda, 178
5. Broc Tickle (USA), Kawasaki, 162
Ryan Dungey claims fourth straight victory of the season
Podium 450 MX Class Redbud: (from left) Justin Brayton, Dungey and James Stewart
Dungey on the KTM 450 SX-F at Redbud MX Park
KTM's #5 unbeaten since four rounds