Atlanta, GA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey finished sixth overall after a rough start at the eighth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship.
Dungey was placed in 450SX heat number one where he earned a fifth place start. Dungey caught Mike Alessi and made a pass for fourth on the fifth lap of the race. On the final lap Dungey suffered a small crash and lost a few positions. He recovered in seventh position which is where he finished earning a transfer spot to the main event.
When the gate dropped for the main event, Dungey jumped out to a top ten start. He was
sitting in seventh after the first few corners. On the sixth lap of the race he made a pass to
take over sixth position. He quickly reeled in the fifth place ride of Trey Canard and the two
battled for that spot for the remainder of the race. Unfortunately, Dungey was unable to
make the pass and had to settle for sixth place.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t get the best start and I wasn’t able to put myself in the best position
for the overall tonight. I am definitely disappointed in my result but the five guys ahead
of me rode really well tonight. I know what to work on and will come back stronger for St.
Louis,” stated Dungey.
Red Bull KTM Team Manager Roger DeCoster, commented, “It wasn’t a great night for Ryan. He rode well but the top riders are making no mistakes and we need to work on improving his starts to put him in a better position to fight for the overall.”
Next Event: St. Louis, MO – March 2, 2013
Overall Results 450SX Class –
1. James Stewart
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Davi Millsaps
4. Justin Barcia
5. Trey Canard
6. Ryan Dungey – KTM
7. Eli Tomac
8. Jake Weimer
9. Chad Reed
10. Mike Alessi
11. Matt Goerke – KTM
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished third overall at the second round of the East 250SX Supercross Series in front of a packed stadium at the Georgia Dome.
Musquin was placed in heat number two where he jumped off to a second place start. Four laps into the race, Musquin missed a triple jump which allowed Wil Hahn to take over the position. Musquin quickly regained his speed to catch back up to Hahn. Musquin followed Hahn’s aggressiveness as both riders caught up to the lead ride of Zach Bell and collectively made a pass on him in the final lap of the heat. Hahn went on to take the win while Musquin finished second to earn a top spot in gate selection for the main event.
Musquin started the main event in fifth position and quickly passed Justin Hill to take over fourth place. On the third lap he made an inside pass around a corner to pass Blake Wharton for a podium position. Once in third he maintained his position for the remaining laps to earn his first podium of the season.
“The track was fun today. It was very technical and I enjoyed racing at the Georgia Dome. I had great practice times and I had a decent start in the main, and of course, it is nice to be back on the podium. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t able to catch up to the leaders today but I will come back stronger next week and hope to continue to improve,” commented Musquin.
Overall Results 250SX Class –
1. Wil Hahn
2. Dean Wilson
3. Marvin Musquin – KTM
4. Blake Wharton
5. Jeremy Martin
6. Justin Hill
7. Gavin Faith
8. Kyle Peters
9. Vince Friese
10. Zach Bell
11. Mitchell Oldenburg
12. Lance Vincent – KTM
13. Cole Thompson