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Ryan Dungey

Just barely out of his rookie 450 season, Ryan Dungey is already aiming for his second Supercross and motocross title.

Ryan Dungey
Rider: Ryan Dungey
Nickname: RD 
Nationality: American
Team: Red Bull KTM
Machine: KTM 450 SX-F (#5)
Born: December 4, 1989 in Waconia,
Minnesota, USA
Not common to most factory sponsored riders, Ryan Dungey grew up racing District 23 races in Minnesota. Success did not come quickly for him until he jumped off the minis and onto the bigger bikes. Dungey seemed to find his groove with this transition and he won several amateur titles at Lake Whitney, World Mini, Oak Hill and Olympic races. Dungey finally won the prestigious Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championship in 2005. The following year he had planned on competing again for the amateur title, but was surprised by an offer from Team Suzuki.

In his first-ever debut to professional racing he placed seventh overall at Millville during one of the muddiest outdoor national races in history.

During the first round of the 2007 East Coast Supercross Lites series, Dungey pulled off a win in his first SX race to everyone’s surprise. What followed, however, was a series of dramatic and unpredictable finishes throughout the rest of the season. Either winning or going down trying, he ended the season with four wins and the 2007 Rookie of the Year Award.
Ryan Dungey
Dungey turned a lot of heads in his rookie
Supercross Lites season capturing 5th overall.

The 2007 Motocross Lites Championship offered Dungey a chance to return to familar racing. He consistently finished in the top-five and reached the podium at Southwick after a great battle with Josh Grant. Even though he was forced to end the season early due to injury, Dungey finished the '07 MX season fifth overall. 

In 2008 he was the favorite to win the Supercross West Coast title in only his second season. Throughout the early half of the series he built a sizeable points lead, but by mid-season his advantage had dwindled and dropped to a two-point deficit behind his rival, Jason Lawrence.

Ryan Dungey wins first championship.
After sweeping the 250 classes in
2009 Dungey continued in to the
450's taking both indoor and
outdoor titles in 2010. 
After finishing second in both SX and MX in '08, Dungey returned strong in 2009 and grabbed the Supercross Lites title and the 250 MX Championship. The champ followed this success by moving up to the 450s in 2010 and crushing the competition in the premier class. In the process RD5 also claimed the record of achieving the most wins as a rookie in a single season. Facing what was dubbed the greatest supercross season ever in 2011, Dungey was unable to defend his title against Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed, finishing third overall with a total of 13 podium finishes. During the outdoor season RD5 once again had to accept runner-up to Villopoto, but the 21-year-old notched four overall wins and podium finishes in nearly every round.

For the 2012 season, Dungey turned heads by joining Red Bull KTM alongside previous manager and mentor, Roger DeCoster. In his first Supercross event with Team Orange, Dungey came out and scored a podium finish in third, and then in Round 2 took the win, giving KTM its first ever AMA Supercross victory. He maintained championship pace through the subsequent rounds until a mid-season crash in practice left him with what doctors determined was a cracked collarbone. Dungey pushed through the pain and went on to race in St. Louis where he earned second-place. After St. Louis, doctors re-evaluated the injury and determined that his collarbone was broken. Dungey missed the next five rounds to undergo and recover from surgery. He returned for the final three rounds and won the last two races, putting him third in overall points for the season.

Dungey was fully charged for the MX campaign in 2012, but had trouble getting past James Stewart in the opening rounds. RD5 was one of the only riders in the field to keep pace with Stewart though, and once Bubba crashed out in Round 3, Dungey quickly stepped up was nearly uncatchable for the rest of the season. He rode on to give KTM its first American Motocross title ever, clinching the championship at Unadilla with two rounds remaining.

Near the end of the MX season it was announced Dungey would once again represent the United States in the Motocross of Nations in Lommel, Belgium. He was joined by Blake Baggett and Justin Barcia vying for the eighth consecutive title but, owing to the difficulty of the deep sand at Lommel, came up short and finished third overall.

Dungey continues in his second year with Team Orange for the 2013 SX and MX seasons.
Ryan Dungey Career History
2012 -2nd Monster Energy Cup - KTM
2012 -3rd FIM Motocross of Nations - KTM
2012 - 1st AMA Motocross - KTM
2012 - 3rd AMA Supercross - KTM
2011 - 2nd Monster Energy Cup - KTM
2011 - 2nd AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2011 - 3rd AMA Supercross - Suzuki
2010 - 1st FIM Motocross of Nations - Suzuki
2010 - 1st AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2010 - 1st AMA Supercross - Suzuki
2009 - 1st FIM Motocross of Nations - Suzuki
2009 - 1st 250 AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2009 - 1st AMA Supercross Lites West - Suzuki
2008 - 2nd 250 AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2008 - 2nd AMA Supercross Lites West - Suzuki
2007 - AMA Supercross/Motocross Rookie of the Year
2007 - 5th 250 AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2007 - 5th AMA Supercross Lites East - Suzuki
2006 - 28th 250 AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2005 - 1st Loretta Lynns 125cc Modified 12-15 - Suzuki

Ryan Dungey Articles
Ryan Dungey AMA Supercross Interview 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013
KTM's Ryan Dungey talks shop as the start of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season is only a few days away.
Dungey Cheers 2013 Tour Stop to Metrodome
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Minnesota-born Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey welcomes 2013 tour stop back to the Metrodome.
KTMs Behind The Machine Webseries
Friday, October 26, 2012
KTM and Red Bull partnered to produce "Behind the Machine," a web-series charting KTM's rise in American motocross and the challenges Team Orange faced along the way. Catch up with the first three episodes right here.
Ryan Dungey Out for Daytona Supercross
Friday, March 09, 2012
KTM Motorsports has announced Ryan Dungey will sit out the 2012 Daytona Supercross after undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone.
Dungey Hunting for SX Crown Aboard KTM
Monday, December 19, 2011
Ryan Dungey embarks on new endeavor with Red Bull KTM in search of another championship. The 2010 champion rejoins mentor Roger DeCoster at Austrian Brand.
Dungey KTM Debut at Monster Energy Cup
Thursday, October 13, 2011
2010 Supercross Class Champion Ryan Dungey will Make his KTM Debut at the Inaugural Monster Energy Cup this Saturday night.
Ryan Dungey Joins KTM for 2012 and 2013
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Ryan Dungey has signed with the Red Bull / KTM Factory Racing Team for the Supercross and motocross series for the next two years.
Ryan Dungey Leaves Suzuki
Monday, September 12, 2011
Suzuki officially announced that it will not retain Ryan Dungey for the 2012 Supercross / Motocross season.
Dungey Auctions Fox Gear for Japan Support
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Ryan Dungey and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team are giving their support to the Japan Earthquake Disaster fund by pledging the special set of Fox race gear for auction to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki SX Team Preview
Monday, January 03, 2011
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team will feature reigning supercross/motocross champion Ryan Dungey and Australian Brett Metcalfe in the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship.
Ryan Dungey Off-Season Update
Monday, December 20, 2010
Reigning Supercross champion Ryan Dungey gives a brief look into his preparations for the 2011 SX season and how he's been spending his time away from racing.
Ryan Dungey Prepares for 2011 Title Defense
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
After becoming only the second rookie to win the AMA Supercross title, Ryan Dungey will attempt a title defense in 2011 with a field of hungry riders looking to overthrow the young star.
Dungey   Fiolek Nominated for ESPY Award
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey and Honda Red Bull Racing's Ashley Fiolek were recently named nominees for the ESPN ESPY Awards in the male and female categories for Best Action Sports Athlete.
Supercross Interview with Ryan Dungey
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Just before the races got rolling in Jacksonville, MotoUSA sat down with current points leader Ryan Dungey. Find out what Dungey has to say about his season so far.
Dungey to Appear on SPEED TVs Wind Tunnel
Friday, February 19, 2010
Be sure to check out Speed TV's Wind Tunnel this Sunday as host Dave Despain will be interviewing Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey.
Roger DeCoster is Running a Racket
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Roger DeCoster is taking advantage of the 450 class with his 250F rider, Austin Stroupe, but is it the right move?
Dungey Revamps Website for 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
If Ryan Dungey is a favorite, then check out his newly revamped website for 2010 and follow along as the 2009 Champion tackles the premier class in Supercross.
Ryan Dungey to Race US Open Supercross
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Ryan Dungey will contest the US Open of Supercross on a Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 dirt bike.
Ryan Dungey Wins 250 Motocross Title
Monday, September 07, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey celebrated his first AMA Motocross 250 class championship at the final round of the series at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania.
Reed   Dungey Autograph Signing at Steel City
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Come on out and get your favorite Suzuki riders autograph this Friday night at Barkley Motorsports before the Steel City National Motocross race!
Dungey  Weimer  Tedesco for 2009 MXoN
Monday, August 17, 2009
Team USA has been announced for the 2009 Motocross of Nations. Ryan Dungey, Jake Weimer and Ivan Tedesco were selected by team manager, Roger DeCoster.
Ryan Dungey Motocross Interview
Monday, July 20, 2009
Motorcycle USA sits down for a chat with Supercross Lites champ and current 2009 Motocross 250 title contender Ryan Dungey.
Dungey Wins Supercross West Lites Title
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey has won the AMA West Coast Lites Supercross Championship after victory in Saturday night's Salt Lake City round at Rice Eccles Stadium in Utah.
Dungey to Host Youth Charity at Anaheim 3
Thursday, February 05, 2009
15 lucky pairings from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County will attend as VIPs for this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross race from Angel Stadium in Anaheim with Ryan Dungey as their host.
Behind Ryan Dungeys RM-Z250
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Makita Suzuki could have won a Supercross Lites championship this season with Ryan Dungey at the controls of this RM-Z250. Take a look at his outdoor setup as he chases a National title.
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Ryan Dungey Stats
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Ryan is one of a few riders picked straight from Amateur B- level racing right into a factory team.

Dungey is one of two riders who have ever captured a Supercross class title as a rookie.

During Ryan's rookie 450 motocross season he captured the record for the most sucessful rookie in the sport's history breaking Ricky Carmichael's previous record with 10 overall wins and 19 moto wins.

Dungey is the only rookie in the history of the sport to win both the premier Supercross and Motocross titles in his rookie season. 
By the age of 20, Ryan had captured a major title in 250 Supercross/Motocross and 450 Supercross/Motocross.
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