Born into a family of racers, from early on it was clear that Ryan Dungey was something special. Fast forward through two decades, and having already notched up first place wins at the Supercross Lites Championship and the 250 Motocross Championship in 2009, the 2010 racing season proved to be a particularly memorable one for the American rider. Ryan started the season by showing that he belonged with the big boys in supercross. By the time the North American series was finished, he was crowned 2010 Supercross Champion.
Ryan’s success was largely due to his aptitude for speed and consistency. He earned six wins in the 17-race series, as only the second rider in history to win the premier Supercross title as a rookie. But Ryan didn’t stop there – demonstrating his abilities as inarguably the best all-around motocross racer in the world, he blitzed the competition in the AMA Motocross Championship, winning 10 overalls while scoring 19 moto wins en route to the title.
Ryan finished the season as a history-maker, coming away as the first rookie in history to win both the premier Supercross and National Motocross titles in his inaugural season. To cap off the year, Dungey led Team USA to victory in the prestigious Motocross of Nations event, held on American soil in 2010 in Colorado.
By 2012, Ryan had joined the KTM family, bringing the team its first ever win in the AMA Supercross series. He finished his Supercross season in third place after a five-way season-long battle, and despite a collarbone break that required surgery. In his MX series campaign, Ryan's consistent high performance saw him take yet another championship title in the AMA series, clinching victory two rounds prior to the close of the season. At the 2013 AMA SX season finale in Las Vegas, Ryan finished second place in the 450 class, bringing his overall season standings to 337 and a third place overall finish.Read more