AMAMX: Round #12 KTM Race Report - Ironman National

Marvin Musquin Race Action Shot

KTM Racing Press Release:

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey took the victory at the final round of the 450 Pro Motocross Championship Series after finishing the event with 1-2 moto scores solidifying how he came to win the 2015 title.

The newly crowned champion, got off to a great start in moto one nearly taking the holeshot around the first corner. He officially moved into the lead after the first lap and went on to lead all remaining laps to take the win by 22 seconds.

In moto two, Dungey leaped off the line to a fourth place start. Within the first two laps he had moved into third alongside Ken Roczen. The two riders pushed each other forward trying to reel in the leader. On lap three, Dungey made a mistake and fell over in a corner. He quickly recovered and got back up in 6th place.

He quickly picked off riders to move back into 3rd place. He then began pressuring Justin Barcia for 2nd place, knowing that result would give him the overall.  At the halfway point, he passed into the runner-up position to lock in the overall. Dungey pressured hard in the final two laps to try to take the lead position but fell just short and took 2nd. His 1-2 moto scores earned him first overall for the day.

"It was a great season and a lot of fun," stated Dungey. "The new KTM 450 SX-F is a great bike and I am looking forward to riding in the off season and continuing to work hard to keep the momentum going next year."

Overall Results:

1. Ryan Dungey – 1-2 (KTM)

2. Ken Roczen – 3-1

3. Jason Anderson – 2-6

4. Justin Barcia – 7-3

5. Christophe Pourcel – 4-7

6. Trey Canard – 8-5

7. Blake Baggett – 6-9

8. Broc Tickle – 15-4

9. Josh Grant – 10-8

10. Phil Nicoletti – 11-10

Overall Point Standings:

1. Ryan Dungey – 547

2. Ken Roczen – 447

3. Justin Barcia – 441

Marvin Musquin Race Action Shot

250X:

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin worked hard the entire 2015 250 Pro Motocross Championship season to put his KTM 250 SX-F in position for the title win. With a championship title coming down to the last race, Musquin performed at his best to fight for the title, but a mechanical in moto one cost him the victory.

Musquin was the second fastest qualifier in the morning practice session behind Jeremy Martin. When the gate dropped for moto one, Musquin had a decent jump out of the gate sitting in 5th place, in front of title chase contender Martin. Musquin managed to stay in front of Martin for the first two laps staying right where he needed. Unfortunately, on the second lap, Musquin encountered a mechanical issue that caused him to not finish the moto. He ended up 40th in moto one scoring no points toward the championship.

The Red Bull KTM Team worked tirelessly between motos to get his bike issue resolved. He lined up for the second moto with confidence to go after the win. Off the start, Musquin was mid-pack after having to start on the far outside. He worked his way through the pack and was sitting in 3rd place around the halfway point. He held on to that position to end the season with a podium result.

“It’s unfortunate that we had the mechanical issue in the first moto,” stated Musquin. “It is something we would have never expected to happen but that is part of racing. This was still the best year of my career and I am really proud of myself and my team for our accomplishment. I am looking forward to moving up to the 450 for next year.”

Overall Results:

1. Aaron Plessinger – 2-1

2. Joey Savatgy – 5-2

** 3. Jessy Nelson – 3-6 (KTM)**

4. RJ Hampshire – 8-4

5. Matt Bisceglia – 6-5

6. Jeremy Martin – 4-9

7. Zach Osborne – 10-7

8. Christian Craig – 9-8

9. Cooper Webb – 1-37

** 10. Marvin Musquin – 40-3 (KTM**

Overall Point Standings:

1. Jeremy Martin – 491

** 2. Marvin Musquin – 479**

3. Joey Savatgy – 348

For more information: www.ktm.com

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