Success for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team sees Ryan Dungey take the 450 title while Marvin Musquin records an overall win in the 250 category.
Ryan Dungey got his hands on the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro 450 Motocross Championship title in fine style with a double win at Unadilla Raceway. In the first moto of the day Dungey suffered an early crash but still managed to bring his KTM 450 SX-F over the line in first place.
The second moto at Unadilla was slightly more straight-forward for Ryan. After coming out of the gate in fourth place he quickly picked off the guys in front of him to lead from the front until the end of the race.
Ryan was over the moon to land his first US MX Nationals 450 Championship title for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team.
“It’s been an amazing year with the Red Bull KTM Team. I’m so happy to clinch this championship and so grateful to every member of the Red Bull KTM Team and my family that have helped me get here today.”
The pressure has been on Ryan to deliver the goods this season and he was never in doubt what the expectations were within the team.
“When I joined the KTM team last October, team manager Roger (DeCoster) told me that we would be championship contenders and I believed him. It has come true today.”
Roger DeCoster was also elated to see all the team’s hard work result in a championship win.
“The team and Ryan have worked so hard this season. We have seen him have success in Supercross and then suffer an injury only to come back stronger. This is a great moment for the team, for KTM and for Ryan. We are very proud of him and look forward to running the number one plate at the final two races.”
Completing a memorable weekend for the Red Bull KTM Factory team at Unadilla was the performances of Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen in the 250 class. Marvin secured the overall win and Ken joined him up on the podium after winning the first moto.
Ken gave his perspective on a triumphant race meeting for himself and the Red Bull KTM Factory Team.
“I’m really excited to take a win at Unadilla. I have been working really hard and been so close so many times this season. It’s a great feeling to have it pay off and to have the chance to celebrate with my team-mate on the podium.”
Marvin knew the overall win was up for grabs going into the last moto of the day and was feeling a mix of emotions as he hunted down victory.
“I was very nervous on the last lap. I knew if I finished inside the top three I would get the overall win and that made it a very exciting last lap. I was so happy when I crossed the finish line.”
Marvin was also quick to thank the whole team that made his victory at Unadilla possible.
“I need to thank the whole team for all their hard work and especially my mechanic Frankie. It’s a great feeling to get the overall win on the same weekend that Ryan claimed his championship. We have a lot to celebrate as a team today and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
Next up for the US MX Nationals is a trip to the Steel City Raceway on September 1st.
US MX National Championship Rd. 10 Unadalla
Overall 450 cc Results
1, Ryan Dungey – 1-1 (Takes World Championship title)
2, Broc Tickle – 2-4
3, Andrew Short – 4-3
4, Davi Millsaps – 3-5
5, Josh Grant – 5-6
6, Nico Izzi – 6-8
7, Tyla Rattray – 8-9
8, Phillip Nicoletti – 7-11
9, Kyle Chisholm – 12-7
10, Mike Alessi – 39-2
Overall Point Standings 450 Motocross
1, Ryan Dungey – 480
2, Mike Alessi – 367
3, Andrew Short – 311
Overall 250 Motocross Results
1, Marvin Musquin – 2-3
2, Eli Tomac 6-1
3, Ken Roczen – 1-6
4, Justin Barcia – 7-2
5, Blake Baggett – 3-5
6, Justin Bogle – 11-4
7, Wil Hahn – 9-8
8, Jason Anderson – 5-12
9, Martin Davalos – 13-7
10, Jessy Nelson – 14-9
Overall Point Standings 250 Motocross
1, Blake Baggett – 436
2, Justin Barcia – 412
3, Eli Tomac – 408
4, Ken Roczen – 385
5, Marvin Musquin – 336