DUNGEY FINISHES THIRD AT TORONTO SUPERCROSS, ROCZEN FIFTH!
TORONTO, Canada – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey scored another podium finish in the 450SX class at the twelfth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series held at the Roger Centre. His teammate Ken Roczen also earned a decent finish with a 5th place result.
Ryan Dungey was placed in the first 450SX heat at the start of the night program. Dungey jumped off the line to a fourth place start around the first corner. He passed for third place on the first lap but came up short on a triple right after and fell two positions. Dungey was able to rebound from that mistake and move back into fourth position to take a transfer spot to the main event.
His teammate Ken Roczen was up next in the second 450SX heat where he earned a fifth place start off the line. Roczen moved quickly through the pack and was sitting in second place by the end of the fourth lap. He remained in that position through the checkered flag to earn a spot next to Dungey in the main event.
When the gate dropped for the twenty lap main event, it was Roczen on his KTM 450 SX-F setting the pace after pulling the holeshot around the first corner. Dungey was a few spots back in fifth place. Roczen was able to hold the lead for three laps before he fell back a position. Meanwhile, Dungey was putting in solid laps and had moved into third place by the halfway point. Dungey lost a position to James Stewart on lap twelve but gained it back after passing Roczen on the following lap. Dungey held his pace and finished the race in third position. Roczen fell back another spot and finished the main event in fifth place.
Dungey mentioned: “This track was really challenging tonight. It was really rutted up which made us have to switch lines often and it was hard to climb through the pack and make passes. I’m glad to be on the podium but I feel I should have been a little better tonight. I’m hoping to make up for that at the next round.”
“I struggled a bit in the main tonight”, stated Roczen. “I feel like I might have trained too hard during the week and I got tired tonight. I’m glad I could get the holeshot for my team but I would have really liked to finish on the podium.”
Next Round: March 29, 2014 – St. Louis, MO
Results 450SX class Toronto
1. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki, 17:27.650 min (20 laps)
2. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, +3.254 sec
3. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +6.547
4. Justin Brayton (USA), Yamaha, +11.487
5. Ken Roczen (GER), KTM, +19.104
10. Matthew Goerke (USA), KTM, +42.770
11. Andrew Short (USA), KTM, +51.353
22. Ivan Tedesco (USA), KTM, +2 laps
Standings 450SX class after 12 of 17 rounds
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 246 points
2. Dungey, 221
3. Stewart, 207
4. Roczen, 197
5. Brayton, 185
7. Short, 153
14. Goerke, 75
17. Tedesco, 63