RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING’S RYAN DUNGEY WINS GLEN HELEN NATIONAL
Ryan Dungey got off to a great start in Moto 1 as he assumed the early lead in the race. The reigning 450 Class Champion led the first eight laps of the race until Roczen made a pass for the lead just after the halfway point.
However, with a hard-charging Dungey in tow, Roczen succumbed to a bike issue with only a few laps left to go. From there, Dungey capitalized on Roczen’s situation in order to overtake the lead and finish strong to capture the Moto 1 victory.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION off the start to begin the race inside the top five. Musquin passed his way up to 3rd where he remained for a few laps before dropping back a few positions. Musquin continued to fight for a top-five position throughout the entire race where he ended up crashing on the final lap in the “Supercross section” of the track. The 450 Class Rookie rebounded as quickly as possible to salvage 9th place in Moto 1.
In Moto 2, Dungey was quick off the line as he rode nearly side-by-side with Roczen through the first turn. Dungey got the early advantage but it was Roczen who overtook the lead on the opening lap. Dungey was able to make gains on the leader of Roczen several times throughout the 15-lap race but ultimately wasn’t able to make any advances.
With a win behind him heading into Moto 2, Dungey was able to secure the overall victory with 1-2 moto finishes, while Roczen ended the day in 2nd overall with 4-1 moto scores.
“The day was overall pretty good,” Dungey stated. “It’s always positive to gain ground in the championship points and get an overall win. It’s not a 1-1 but hey, we’ll take it and keep building on it. I feel like my riding is really good, the bike set-up is right there and – if anything – there are a lot of positives to take from it. I know physically I can improve, and also on the track in certain areas, so we’ll fine tune a few things and keep moving forward.”
Musquin got off to an unfavorable start in Moto 2 after getting caught in a pack of riders across the finish line, causing him to run off the track and lose several positions in the process. From there, Musquin worked hard to reclaim his ground but was only able to get up to 11th place in Moto 2. Musquin ultimately finished 9th overall with 9-11 moto scores.
“I’m disappointed with my day,” Musquin said. “I kind of struggled on the track. I made mistakes and it was hard to get back in the right rhythm afterwards. Next week we’ll be back in Florida to get more work done and hopefully come back stronger for the next weekend in Colorado.”
UPDATE: Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM’s Jessy Nelson fast in Moto2 at Glen Helen
As the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship made its annual stop in Southern California at Glen Helen Raceway it was Jessy Nelson leading the way for the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM team. Nelson scored a podium result on his way to sixth overall. Shane McElrath finished 14th, Alex Frye crossed the line in 17th, Mitchell Oldenburg came in just behind in 18th and Justin Hill rounded out the top 20.
Nelson quickly forgot his 13th place finish from Moto 1 and made quick work on the start of Moto 2. He came around the first lap in second and remained there nearly the whole race before finishing on the podium in third with the KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. His 13-3 was good enough for sixth overall.
“I definitely didn’t have a great moto to start the day, but the race isn’t over after the first moto and I wanted to end the day on a good note,” said Nelson. “I got the start I wanted in Moto 2 and just tried to ride my own race. Alex (Martin) ended up getting me, but overall I felt a lot better in Moto 2.”
McElrath raced hard in both motos and came away with a score of 12-16 for 14th overall. Frye also showed his speed in both motos, finishing with a 15-17 moto score for 17th overall. Misfortune struck Oldenburg in Moto 1 as he was forced to retire early, but bounced back in the second moto to score 12th. His 37-12 result placed him 17th overall. Hill was able to score 20th overall after having an issue in the second moto, scoring 17-36 on the day.
Next week the riders head to Colorado for the third round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as the series arrives at Thunder Valley Motocross Park on June 4.
Next Race: June 4, 2016 – Thunder Valley, CO (USA)
Results 450MX Class Glen Helen 2016
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (1-2)
2. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki (4-1)
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki (3-3)
4. Jason Anderson (USA), Husqvarna (2-5)
5. Trey Canard (USA), Honda (7-4)
9. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM (9-11)
11. Justin Brayton (USA), KTM (11-12)
15. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (14-15)
Standings 450MX Class 2016 after 2 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 93 points
2. Dungey, 91
3. Tomac, 76
4. Anderson, 73
5. Canard, 62
8. Musquin, 48
12. Short, 28
14. Brayton, 26
Results 250MX Class Glen Helen 2016
1. Alex Martin (USA), Yamaha (2-2)
2. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha (4-1)
3. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha (1-4)
4. Austin Forkner (USA), Kawasaki (3-5)
5. Aaron Plessinger (USA), Yamaha (5-6)
6. Jessy Nelson (USA), KTM (13-3)
14. Shane McElrath (USA), KTM (12-16)
17. Alex Frye (USA), KTM (10-10)
18. Mitchell Oldenburg (USA), KTM (37-12)
20. Justin Hill (USA), KTM (17-36)
Standings 250MX Class 2016 after 2 of 12 rounds
1. Martin, 79 points
2. Webb, 77
3. Savatgy, 76
4. Martin, 75
5. Plessinger, 73
7. Nelson, 57
12. Oldenburg, 30
15. Frye, 25
20. Hill, 17
21. McElrath, 12
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