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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
Sponsors: Red Bull, KTM, Fox, Nike 6.0, Target, Oakley, Skullcandy

250 Series Points

450 Series Points

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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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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 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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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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June 04, 2016

Thunder Valley 450 Moto 1: Dungey and Anderson battle

Ryan Dungey makes the pass on Jason Anderson to move into second place.

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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.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 2010 - 450 Class

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Alli News
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.

Alli Article


Alli News
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.

Alli Article


Alli News
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.

Alli Article


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June 03, 2016

Thunder Valley preview: The title chase is on

Looking toward Thunder Valley, title contenders are emerging while the rest are chasing.

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May 28, 2016

450MX: Dungey steals win at Glen Helen, Roczen strong again

Roczen was on his way to another 1-1 sweep, but bike problems in Moto 1 cost him the overall win.

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May 27, 2016

Glen Helen race preview

Heading into the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the name of the game is adjustments.

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May 21, 2016

450MX: Ken Roczen starts season with 1-1 sweep at Hangtown

Roczen, Dungey and Tomac all finished on the overall podium.

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May 19, 2016

2016 season preview: 450 Class

Get the scoop on the riders you need to know in this year's 450MX field.

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Alli Video
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.

Alli Video


Alli Video
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.

Alli Video


Alli Video
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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June 04, 2016

Thunder Valley 450 Moto 2: Ryan Dungey on the Podium

Ryan Dungey gets fourth place in the second moto after going down early in the race.

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June 04, 2016

Thunder Valley 450 Moto 2: Dungey Passes Canard

Ryan Dungey makes the pass on Trey Canard late in Moto 2 to move into fourth place.

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June 04, 2016

Thunder Valley 450 Moto 2: Dungey Makes the Pass on Seely

Ryan Dungey makes the pass on Cole Seely only to go down in the same lap.

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June 04, 2016

Thunder Valley 450 Moto 1: Dungey on the podium

Ryan Dungey gets second place in moto 1 at Thunder Valley.

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June 04, 2016

Thunder Valley 450 Moto 1: Dungey and Anderson battle

Ryan Dungey makes the pass on Jason Anderson to move into second place.

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