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KTM's "Behind the Machine" Final Episodes

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ken Roczen and Blake Baggett battling at High Point.
Ken Roczen (70) had trouble holding off eventual 2012 250 champion Blake Baggett (12) all year.
Red Bull’s Behind the Machine “Episode 7: Unfamiliar Territory,” follows KTM’s 250 riders, Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen, through the ups and downs of the 2012 motocross season. Both riders came to American motocross with European titles to their credit, and both struggled somewhat to translate that success to MX in the States. Roczen’s fitness levels came into play in 2012, with the German rider often battling for the lead through much of the moto, and then falling back in the final laps. Musquin also found difficulty maintaining a strong pace for the entire race distance. Both riders enjoyed moments of success though, with Musquin earning his first overall victory at Unadilla and Roczen earning his first moto win in the same event.

Roger de Coster and the KTM crew have faith that Roczen and Musquin have what it takes to step up their game in the coming year. Check out Red Bull KTM’s Behind the Machine “Episode 7: Unfamiliar Territory,” to see exactly how 2012 went down and to get a glimpse into what the riders and team will be focusing on in preparation for 2013.

In Behind the Machine “Episode 8: History is Made,” KTM’s dream of scoring an American title is realized thanks to Ryan Dungey’s dominant season in the 450 class. Once James Stewart crashed out and injured his wrist in the third round, Dungey was nearly unbeatable. MotoConcepts’ Mike Alessi gave chase as best he could in every moto of the year, but was only able to get past RD once in Moto 1 at Washougal. By Round 10 at Unadilla, Dungey was in sight of the overall title and thanks to a 1-1 finish, he sealed the deal. When all was said and done after the final round at Lake Elsinore, Dungey had gained a 127 point advantage over Alessi in second-place. See RD’s 2012 motocross campaign and title win in Behind the Machine “Episode 8: History is Made.”

Both videos are provided courtesy of KTM and are available to view, via YouTube, below.




Post Tags: KTM, Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, AMA Motocross
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