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Ryan Dungey Joins KTM for 2012 and 2013

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Its official: Ryan Dungey will wear orange for the 2012 SX MX season.
AMA Supercross and Motocross racer Ryan Dungey has officially jumped ship and will join the Red Bull / KTM Factory Racing Team for the 2012 and 2013 motocross racing seasons in the U.S. Dungey, 21, has been a Suzuki-supported racer for pretty much his entire amateur and professional career. The ’10 Supercross and outdoor motocross racing champ will be re-united with former team manager and mentor, Roger DeCoster and will race a ’12-spec KTM 450 SX-F. His first race will be at Anaheim 1 in January.
 
“I’m looking forward to riding for the new Red Bull/KTM team and working again with Roger,” said Dungey. “I am excited to start something new and am ready for the challenge. I like the way that KTM has backed Roger since he made the switch last year and I appreciate KTM’s goal of working hard to develop their race team to earn championships. I am making this switch to win races and work toward getting that championship for KTM.”
 
“I am really happy to have Ryan Dungey join our team,” added DeCoster. “He and I have worked together for several years so we know each other well. Our past should help us get the best out of each other and put us in position to be legit championship contenders in the big bike class. Everyone at the factory and here on the U.S. side is very excited to start working with Ryan and see where the future will take us.”

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Redrider4   November 2, 2011 04:47 AM
I would leave too if i got 5 million! hes swimming in $$$
motox   October 7, 2011 08:42 PM
if ktm keeps spending money like that it won't be long and they will be broke!!!!!
motox   October 7, 2011 08:32 PM
I'm disapointed that ryan is runing ktm!! orange has plenty of talent out there!! he should have went elsewere!! now I would like to know when ktm is going to go belly up??? it's not long I think!!!
ChoCho   October 4, 2011 04:50 PM
i really think this is going to be awesome for Dungey and especially the competition next year. I was kinda worried that he might be riding the 350 in Supercross, but it's great to hear he'll be on a level playing field with the 450.
Shnapper   October 1, 2011 05:18 PM
Maybe we can get Dungey Hooked up with Nick Thiel, this way Mr. Thiel can give Mr. Dungey his magical Redbull/Vodka recipe for qualifying LOL!!! Come Nick did you really have to delete my post on your wonderful story about the 2011 Yz250 Mammoth project you Wussy!! LOL!
motousa_adam   October 1, 2011 01:58 PM
yep I'm amped rd5 is riding orange just like me!=
nathan   October 1, 2011 01:41 PM
I'm a Bubba fan, but I can root for Dungy too now that he's riding for team orange.