Courtesy of KTM
Dungey and Musquin 1-3 for KTM at Oakland Supercross
Red Bull KTM factory rider Ryan Dungey took another commanding win to claim his third straight victory in a row at the fourth round of the AMA 450 Supercross Championship held at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum on Saturday. Teammate Marvin Musquin was third to claim his first podium finish since moving up to the 450-class at the beginning of the season.
Dungey, the reigning AMA Supercross champion has now had three consecutive victories from four rounds and was second in the opening event to further extend his lead in the points to 22 points over Husqvarna rider Jason Anderson.
This race was moved to a delayed rain schedule due to bad weather at the beginning of the program, leading to the cancelation of one of the practice sessions. Dungey was able to put together some solid laps during the two remaining sessions and clocked the fastest time from the qualifying sessions.
Dungey and Musquin were placed in the second heat race. Dungey pulled the holeshot while Musquin was not far behind in third place. The championship leader quickly stretched his lead out front and went on to win the heat race by an impressive nine seconds. Meanwhile, Musquin advanced into second place at the halfway point and held onto to position right to the line to take a great gate spot in the main event.
The two riders were fast off the line in the main event with Dungey taking the holeshot while Musquin was tucked in behind him in second plate. Musquin battled Roczen for two laps before dropping back to third in the fourth lap. Out front, Dungey slowly gained momentum and had a four-second lead at the halfway point of the race.
Musquin continued to ride a smooth race turning consistent laps to remain in podium position. When the riders crossed the line it was Dungey’s third 2016 victory and his 25th career win, while Musquin’s third earned him his first career 450 Supercross class podium.
Musquin remarked, “We did not expect for me to be on the podium already at the fourth round of the series. I am so excited to be up here and have the whole team to thank for this. I train with Ryan all week and it is great to be able to be up here with him.”
Next Event: Glendale, AZ – February 6, 2016
Overall Results 450s
1, Ryan Dungey – KTM
9. Justin Brayton – KTM
1. Dungey 97