AMASX: Red Bull KTM Factory Report - Round #7

Ryan Dungey race action shot

KTM Racing Press Release:

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey placed 2nd overall in front of the packed AT&T Stadium for the seventh round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series. His teammate, Ken Roczen, secured a 6th place finish to remain 2nd in the overall point standings.

Dungey was placed in the first 450SX heat race where he earned a decent jump out of the gate and rounded the first corner in 6th position. Halfway into the heat race he was able to move around two riders to secure 4th place. On the final lap he began a battle for 3rd position but was unable to make the pass stick. He held on to 4th place to transfer to the main event.

Roczen was up next in 450SX heat number two. Roczen pulled a 3rd place start on the first lap remaining right on the rear tires of the front runners. At the halfway point, he was able to make an inside pass on the front two riders as they pushed each other wide in a battle for the lead. Once in the lead position, he was able to pull a small gap and went on to take the heat win and a great gate pick for the main event.

Ken Roczen race action shot

In the 450SX main event, Dungey leaped out front first and was able to pull the hole-shot aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition race machine. Dungey led the first three laps of the race before falling one spot to 2nd position. Meanwhile, Roczen had earned a 5th place start and found himself in the middle of a four-man train of riders that were battling for the final podium position. Throughout the race Roczen battled for multiple top five positions, swapping places with Justin Barcia, Ryan Villopoto and Justin Brayton along the way. Unfortunately, at the end of the twenty lap main, he had fallen to 6th place where he finished for the night.

Dungey remained close to Stewart for the remaining laps and was able to pull a gap on the 3rd place rider. He rode a mistake free race and landed on the podium. His runner-up position helped boost his overall standing in the championship points to 4th place.

Ryan Dungey Podium shot

Ryan Dungey:

“Stewart was pulling a triple after the finish line that I wasn’t hitting for the first part of the race and I lost some time to him. He rode awesome tonight and I want to congratulate him on his win. My bike performed flawlessly tonight and I was really happy with my ride. We will build off of this for next weekend. I am really happy to be on the podium. It’s a great feeling to be up here.”

Next Event: Atlanta, GA – February 22, 2014

Overall Results:

- James Stewart

- Ryan Dungey – KTM

- Justin Barcia

- Ryan Villopoto

- Justin Brayton

- Ken Roczen – KTM

- Broc Tickle

- Wil Hahn

- Josh Hill

- Andrew Short – KTM

- Eli Tomac

- Ivan Tedesco – KTM

- Kyle Chisholm

- Nick Wey

- Matt Goerke – KTM

- Justin Sipes

- Chris Blose

- Jimmy Albertson

- Mike Alessi

- Weston Peick

- Teddy Parks

- Phil Nicoletti

Overall Point Standings:

- Ryan Villopoto – 144

- Ken Roczen – 132

- James Stewart – 130

- Ryan Dungey – 116

- Justin Brayton – 114

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