KTM'S DUNGEY WINS IN SALT LAKE CITY

Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey claimed his third Supercross class victory of the season at the Salt Lake City Supercross while teammate Marvin Musquin finished fifth to move up to third in the West Coast Lites Standings.

It was a triumphant day for Dungey and the team in what was only his second ride since a five-race layoff with a shoulder injury. he rides the KTM 450 SX-F

Dungey’s day started with mixed emotions. He pulled off the fastest lap time in the afternoon qualifiers but then had to skip part of a practice session after a collision with another rider caused damage to his bike. The Red Bull KTM Team was prepared for the problem and quickly set to work to make sure it was ready for the main event.

Dungey got off to a great start in the main event and was third at the end of lap one before closing in on Jake Weimer in second place. He crashed at the half way mark after making contact with the other rider but quickly recovered without losing a position. Then fired with the desire to take the victory he then made the pass on Weimer and moved into second place with just four laps to go. Dungey made the pass on leader Davi Millsaps with just two laps to go to claim his third victory of the season and the third for the KTM brand in Supercross racing.

“It feels great to take another win tonight,” remarked Dungey. “It is an even greater accomplishment to take this win after recovering from my collar bone injury. It solidifies that we made the right choice to come back to racing and finish out the Supercross Series before heading to outdoors. I just really want to thank my team tonight. They did a great job getting my bike ready and I couldn’t have won without them.”

Dungey and his team will now head to Las Vegas, NV for the final round of the series on May 5, 2012 at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Musquin third in overall standings
In earlier action in the Lites West Class Marvin Musquin wowed the crowd with the fastest qualifying time in the practice sessions that earned him first gate pick in his heat race. The French rider led for the first part of the heat before an aggressive inside pass by Martin Davalos resulted in close contact causing him to crash. He recovered in sixth place and immediately set to work to try and pick off additional riders to go on to finish fifth.

Musquin pulled off another great start on his KTM 250 SX in the main event and was in second place at the end of the first lap. A small mistake on lap two allowed Dean Wilson to pass him for third and a few laps later he dropped to sixth where he sat for almost half the race before reclaiming fifth place. He then maintained his pace and to finish fifth and move up to third in the overall point standings.

Next Event: Las Vegas, NV – May 5, 2012

Overall Supercross Class Results

1, Ryan Dungey – KTM
2, Davi Millsaps
3, Jake Weimer
4, Justin Brayton
5, Mike Alessi
6, Broc Tickle
7, Andrew Short
8, Josh Grant
9, Robert Kiniry
10, Tyler Bowers

Overall Supercross Class Point Standings –
1, Ryan Villopoto – 323
2, Davi Millsaps – 244
3, Justin Brayton – 237
4, Ryan Dungey – 232

Overall West Supercross Lites Results –
1, Eli Tomac
2, Jason Anderson
3, Martin Davalos
4, Wil Hahn
5, Marvin Musquin – KTM
6, Matt Moss – KTM
7, Billy Laninovich
8, Topher Ingalls
9, Vince Friese
10, Scott Champion

Overall West Supercross Lites Point Standings –
1, Ellli Tomac – 159
2, Dean Wilson – 132
3, Marvin Musquin – 127
4, Cole Seely – 119
5, Jason Anderson – 95
6, Matt Moss – 92

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