TORONTO, Canada – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned a podium finish at the twelfth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series where he finished 3rd overall.
Ryan Dungey was placed in the first 450SX heat where he got a mid-pack start. During the eight lap heat race, Dungey was able to charge forward and finish the race in 2nd position to easily transfer to the main event.
Dungey got off to a great start in the main event rounding the first corner on his KTM 450 SX-F in fourth place. He spent the first four laps reeling in the third place ride of Chad Reed whom he was able to make an aggressive pass on in the fourth lap. He quickly pulled away from Reed and began to catch the lead riders. At the halfway point it was a three-way battle for the lead involving David Millsaps, Ryan Villopoto and Dungey.
As Dungey tried to make an inside pass on Millsaps, he accidentally stalled his bike and lost a position to Reed. A lap later, he regained the position back and set to work again to reel in the top two riders. In the remaining laps, he was able to close the gap but was unable to gain another position. At the end of the twenty lap main event, he held on to finish 3rd overall.
“After the first lap, I tried to follow Villopoto through the pack and we had a good battle going, but unfortunately I made a bummer move and stalled the bike. It caused me to not jump the triple and I lost a position. I’m bummed for my mistake but happy I was able to get the position back and land on the podium,” stated Dungey.
Results 450SX Class Toronto
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 19:48.182 min (20 laps)
2. David Millsaps (USA), Suzuki, +3.598 sec
3. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +7.539
4. Chad Reed (USA), Honda, +9.730
5. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, +31.475
9. Andrew Short (USA), KTM, +45.603
10. Matt Goerke (USA), KTM, +46.549
19. Les Smith (USA), KTM, 17 laps
Standings 450SX Class after 12 of 17 rounds
1. Villopoto, 252 points
2. Millsaps, 240
3. Dungey, 230
4. Reed, 196
5. Barcia, 184
8. Short, 148
11. Goerke, 119
Image by S.Cudby/KTM Images