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Ryan Villopoto

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto had a forgettable debut in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 450 Class in 2009.  The 3-time 250MX champion was primed to make a splash in the big class, but success was short-lived after he suffered a season-ending knee injury after the second week of racing. Since rising to the premier class before the 2009 Supercross... FULL BIO >

Hometown: Poulsbo, WA, USA
Website: www.ryanvillopoto2.com
Twitter: @ryan_villopoto2
Sponsors: Monster, Kawasaki, Thor, Parts Unlimited, Oakley, Alpinestars, Renthal, Dunlop

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May 21, 2016

Hangtown: Georgia talks to Ryan Villopoto

Find out what Ryan Villopoto thinks about the 450 class at Hangtown and what he has been up to lately.

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July 09, 2015

Ryan Villopoto announces retirement from motocross racing

One of the sport's most prolific careers comes to a close.

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July 09, 2015

'Farewell': Ryan Villopoto's open letter on retirement

Villopoto: "It is with gratitude, humility, a bit of sadness but without regret, that I announce my retirement from motorcycle racing today."

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October 01, 2014

Ryan Villopoto officially headed to MXGPs for 'final year of racing'

Ryan Villopoto is officially headed to Europe – a move that will dramatically impact the landscape of motocross racing series on both sides of the globe.

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May 06, 2014

Ryan Villopoto to Have Knee Surgery, Out for 2014 Nationals

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto - the defending champion in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross - will miss the 2014 Nationals after opting to get knee surgery.

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August 28, 2013

2013 Lake Elsinore 450 Moto 2 Full Race Archive

Watch a replay of the second 450 Class moto at the 2013 Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto had a forgettable debut in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 450 Class in 2009.  The 3-time 250MX champion was primed to make a splash in the big class, but success was short-lived after he suffered a season-ending knee injury after the second week of racing.

 

Since rising to the premier class before the 2009 Supercross series, Villopoto had yet to complete a full season on any circuit. RV2 was back and forth with Ryan Dungey in the 2010 SX season before an injury gave the championship to Dungey and wiped out Villopoto’s 2010 campaign for either championship. 

 

When healthy, Villopoto has shown dominance at times, often easily running away with motos and overalls, and it showed in 2011 when he took home both the 450SX and 450MX championships. He won 6 Supercross races that year en route to a slim 4-point victory over Chad Reed in the final point standings. During the outdoor season, he found himself chasing Chad Reed early in the year, but after a memorable Spring Creek crash, Reed was unable to get back into that early-season groove. Villopoto grabbed the points lead and held off Dungey to complete his championship sweep.

 

Villopoto made it three titles in a row in 2012, taking home another Supercross title in what was primarily a war of attrition. With Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and James Stewart all getting knocked out of action for multiple races, Villopoto ran away with the title, clinching the championship with four rounds still to go. A week after locking up the title, Villopoto scored his 9th win of the year, but the following race would prove to be costly. In the Main Event at Seattle, Villopoto went down with a serious knee and was forced to sit out the 450MX season, bringing his reign as champion to an end.

 

Villopoto returned to action in 2013 and immediately resumed his winning ways, sweeping titles in both Supercross and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. His outdoor season was particularly dominant, as the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider won 18 out of 24 motos that season.

 

Tying the record set by Jeremy McGrath, Villopoto won his fourth consecutive Supercross title in 2014. However he was unable to defend his outdoor title, opting to have surgery to fix a lingering knee issue and sit out the season.

Alli News
July 09, 2015

'Farewell': Ryan Villopoto's open letter on retirement

Villopoto: "It is with gratitude, humility, a bit of sadness but without regret, that I announce my retirement from motorcycle racing today."

Alli Article


Alli News
July 09, 2015

Ryan Villopoto announces retirement from motocross racing

One of the sport's most prolific careers comes to a close.

Alli Article


Alli News
October 01, 2014

Ryan Villopoto officially headed to MXGPs for 'final year of racing'

Ryan Villopoto is officially headed to Europe – a move that will dramatically impact the landscape of motocross racing series on both sides of the globe.

Alli Article


Alli News
May 06, 2014

Ryan Villopoto to Have Knee Surgery, Out for 2014 Nationals

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto - the defending champion in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross - will miss the 2014 Nationals after opting to get knee surgery.

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August 25, 2013

Ryan Villopoto, Eli Tomac Emerge Victorious at Lake Elsinore

The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship wrapped up its 12-round series on Saturday with the second running of the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.

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August 24, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Finishes with a Sweep, Wins 450 Moto 2 at Lake Elsinore

Ryan Villopoto finished his 2013 campaign the same way he started it, with a sweep and a dominant performance in California.  Villopoto made quick work of Justin Brayton, passing the Motorcycle Su

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August 24, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Wins 450 Moto 1 at Lake Elsinore

The Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot competition remains one of the few things still up for grabs in the 450 Class.

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August 22, 2013

2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Concludes At Lake Elsinore

Following 11 rounds of grueling competition on the most challenging and demanding tracks in the country, the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will come to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday with the 2nd Annual Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.

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May 21, 2016

Hangtown: Georgia talks to Ryan Villopoto

Find out what Ryan Villopoto thinks about the 450 class at Hangtown and what he has been up to lately.

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August 28, 2013

2013 Lake Elsinore 450 Moto 1 Full Race Archive

Watch a replay of the first 450 Class moto at the 2013 Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.

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August 28, 2013

2013 Lake Elsinore 450 Moto 2 Full Race Archive

Watch a replay of the second 450 Class moto at the 2013 Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.

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August 27, 2013

2013 Season Highlights: Ryan Villopoto, 450 Champion

With news of RV's retirement, look back at footage from his last 450MX title.

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August 27, 2013

2013 Season Highlights: 450 Class Top Ten

Highlights of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series featuring the top 10 riders from the 450 Class.

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August 27, 2013

Ryan Villopoto GoPro: Lake Elsinore Moto 2 (Full)

Watch Ryan Villopoto's entire Moto 2 at the final round of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

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August 27, 2013

Lake Elsinore Remastered 2013

The 2013 Red Bull Lake Elsinore National from Lake Elsinore, CA, cappped off the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

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August 27, 2013

Racer X Motocross Show: Lake Elsinore 2013

The final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship made its second ever stop at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park in Lake Elsinore, California.

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