DUNGEY REBOUNDS TO 4TH AT SEATTLE SUPERCROSS
SEATTLE, Washington – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey put in a tremendous ride at the fifteenth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series when he rebounded from a first corner crash to finish 4th in the 450SX Supercross class.
After the night show opening ceremonies, Ryan Dungey was placed in the second 450SX heat where he got 4th off the start. He quickly made two passes to move into 2nd position. He held on to easily qualify for the main event.
The riders were faced with a quickly deteriorating track as they lined up for the main event. Rainfall from earlier in the day had left the track very muddy which formulated into deep ruts and slick straightaways.
Dungey managed to get a decent jump off the start, but unfortunately, collided with multiple riders causing him to go down in the first corner. He quickly recovered from the crash and was able to cross the finish line in 14th at the end of the first lap. In a remarkable charge through the pack, Dungey consistently picked off riders for the next ten laps to move into 5th place at the halfway point. On the twelfth lap of the race, Dungey moved into 4th place after Trey Canard suffered a crash. He continued to tick off fast times but was unable to grab another position. He crossed the finish line on his KTM 450 SX-F in 4th place.
“I am really bummed that I suffered a crash in the first corner,” remarked Dungey. “I am happy with my ride back through the pack but I lost some valuable points in the championship tonight. I am really looking forward to the final two rounds where I feel like I can battle for the win and hopefully get on the top step of the podium for my team before the end of the series.”
With two rounds remaining, Dungey sits 26 points down in the championship point standings.
Next Round: April 27, 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT
Results 450SX Class Seattle
1. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, 19:00.404 min (20 laps)
2. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, +3.885 sec
3. David Millsaps (USA), Suzuki, +23.972
4. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +33.915
5. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki, 56.408
9. Andrew Short (USA), KTM, 19 laps, +15.838
19. Michael Horban (USA), KTM, 9 laps
Standings 450SX Class after 15 of 17 rounds
1. Villopoto, 321 points
2. Millsaps, 296
3. Dungey, 295
4. Barcia, 245
5. Chad Reed (USA), Honda, 213
7. Short, 189
11. Matthew Goerke (USA), KTM, 139
35. Horban, 2