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Ryan Dungey

Ryan Dungey initially got into racing because his dad, Troy, raced as an amateur and instilled his passion for the sport into his sons. His rise to the pro ranks in the summer of 2006 surprised some, but Dungey's performance since turning pro has validated the decision to move him up. He racked up plenty of accolades early on in his career, which can be attributed to his steadfast work ethic and... FULL BIO >

Hometown: Belle Plain, MN, USA
Website: www.ryandungey.com
Twitter: @RyanDungey
Team: Red Bull KTM
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July 22, 2017

Spring Creek 450 Moto 2: Dungey, then and now

Look back at the career of Ryan Dungey and see what he is doing now.

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July 22, 2017

Spring Creek Qualifiers: Dungey's charity bike ride

Georgia talks to Ryan Dungey about his charity bike ride.

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July 10, 2017

MX Nation, S.3 Ep.1 "New Blood"

Red Bull's MX Nation is back! Watch Season 3, Episode 1 titled "New Blood" right now, and check out all the past episodes on the MX Nation homepage.

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June 17, 2017

High Point 450 Moto 2: Spotlight on Dungey

Ryan Dungey talks about retiring from racing and his team reflects on his decision.

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May 20, 2017

Dungey talks career and retirement

Catch up with Ryan Dungey, the 4-time motocross Champion, to discuss his impressive career and recent retirement.

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May 20, 2017

Ryan Dungey retires from pro racing

In a heartfelt announcement, Ryan Dungey retires from pro racing.

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May 17, 2017

Watch some of Ryan Dungey's top motocross highlights

As Dungey leaves motocross racing behind, we look back at a few key moments from his storied career.

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Ryan Dungey initially got into racing because his dad, Troy, raced as an amateur and instilled his passion for the sport into his sons. His rise to the pro ranks in the summer of 2006 surprised some, but Dungey's performance since turning pro has validated the decision to move him up. He racked up plenty of accolades early on in his career, which can be attributed to his steadfast work ethic and training with 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael.

 

Already considered by many in the motocross industry to be at the top of the next crop of talented riders, it was no surprise that he was named AMA Rookie of the Year for Supercross/Motocross in 2007. He went straight from the amateur ranks to the factory Suzuki rig. He is only the second rider from his home state of Minnesota to ever win a major AMA National Championship (the late Donny Schmidt is the other).

 

Dungey was crowned AMA West Coast SX Lites Champion in 2009, as well as AMA 250 Motocross Champion. Dungey also placed first in the MX1/Open class at the Motocross of Nations in Italy, helping Team USA place first in the event.

 

In 2010, Dungey moved up to race the Suzuki RM-Z450 under the guidance of Roger DeCoster and Mike ‘Goose” Gosselar. He became the first rookie to win the Supercross Series Championship that spring, then followed things up with a dominant performance in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 450 Class, winning the outdoors championship as a rookie as well.

 

Ryan Villopoto's return from injury in 2011 put an end to Dungey's reign as champion, but helped sparked an emerging rivalry between the two riders (as well as Chad Reed) over the next season and a half. Dungey would finish the 2011 season 3rd in 450SX points and 2nd in 450MX points.

 

After two succesful seasons riding a 450 for Factory Suzuki, Ryan Dungey made the move to Red Bull KTM in 2012, which came as a bit of a surprise to some. The move required a leap for faith for Dungey, as KTM had yet to capture a championship in the USA. But with Roger DeCoster already onboard as team manager, the pieces were coming together. Dungey rode well during the 2012 supercross season, but missed several races due to a broken collarbone. By the time the outdoor season was ready to kick off, Dungey had healed up, but injuries had knocked two of his top competitors - Villopoto and Reed - out for the rest of the season. Their injuries left James Stewart and Ryan Dungey as the championship favorites.

 

After watching Stewart win the season's first four motos, things turned around at Thunder Valley when Stewart crashed and injured his wrist. With JS7 forced to miss a few races, Dungey was able to grab a stranglehold on the points lead. Stewart was never able to return to form in 2012, leaving Dungey in a league of his own all year long. Dungey won the final 10 overalls of the season, taking the checkered flag in 18 of 20 motos in the process. Dungey took his 2nd 450MX championship in 3 years and gave KTM their first-ever title in the USA.

 

Dungey earned the 450 Class supercross championship in 2015, winning eight of 17 races. He subsequently went on to win the 2015 motocross and 2016 supercross titles as well.

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July 10, 2017

MX Nation, S.3 Ep.1 "New Blood"

Red Bull's MX Nation is back! Watch Season 3, Episode 1 titled "New Blood" right now, and check out all the past episodes on the MX Nation homepage.

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May 17, 2017

Watch some of Ryan Dungey's top motocross highlights

As Dungey leaves motocross racing behind, we look back at a few key moments from his storied career.

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May 16, 2017

Ryan Dungey announces retirement from motocross racing

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and Red Bull KTM congratulate the three-time 450MX champion.

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May 12, 2017

2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season preview: 450 Class

It's "Stopwatch Nationals" season out in California, which means another summer of motocross is nearly upon us.

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May 08, 2017

Ryan Dungey wins fourth supercross title

MX Sports Pro Racing congratulates the Red Bull KTM rider on making history.

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July 13, 2016

Ryan Dungey Wins ESPY Award, Best Male Action Sports Athlete

Ryan Dungey won the ESPY Award for "Best Male Action Sports Athlete" for the second year running.

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July 06, 2016

Ryan Dungey featured in 2016 ESPN Body Issue

The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship defending champion is naked! Ryan Dungey has been featured in the 2016 ESPN Body Issue, and in order to be featured he had to bear all for the camera.

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June 09, 2016

Ryan Dungey injured, set to miss multiple rounds of outdoors

Ryan Dungey is injured and will not be racing anytime soon, as confirmed by Red Bull KTM.

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July 22, 2017

Spring Creek 450 Moto 2: Dungey, then and now

Look back at the career of Ryan Dungey and see what he is doing now.

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July 22, 2017

Spring Creek Qualifiers: Dungey's charity bike ride

Georgia talks to Ryan Dungey about his charity bike ride.

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June 17, 2017

High Point 450 Moto 2: Spotlight on Dungey

Ryan Dungey talks about retiring from racing and his team reflects on his decision.

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May 20, 2017

Dungey talks career and retirement

Catch up with Ryan Dungey, the 4-time motocross Champion, to discuss his impressive career and recent retirement.

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May 20, 2017

Ryan Dungey retires from pro racing

In a heartfelt announcement, Ryan Dungey retires from pro racing.

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July 16, 2016

Spring Creek 450 Moto 1: Dungey weighs in from sideline

Georgia Lindsay talks to Ryan Dungey who was at Spring Creek to watch the race.

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June 25, 2016

Tennessee 450 Moto 2: Catch up with Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey

Red Bull KTM rider, Ryan Dungey, discusses how he is coping with his injury and his plans for coming back next season.

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June 15, 2016

Ryan Dungey crashes at Thunder Valley (via Cole Seely's GoPro)

Dungey's suffered a cracked vertebrae and will miss 6-8 weeks.

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