2013 US PRO MX race report – RED BUD

Loads of photos from S.Cudby and a highlights video below.

Red Bull KTM Factory 250 Motocross rider Ken Roczen took his second overall victory of the season as he went 2-1 on Saturday at the popular Red Bud circuit in Buchanan, MI. His teammate, Marvin Musquin of France , finished fourth overall with 3-4 moto results at the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series.

But while it was a good day for KTM’s two European riders, Ryan Dungey, had a DNF setback in his opening 450-class moto. Dungey got right back in the action in his second moto, finishing third, enough for an overall eleventh and some solid championship points. He remains in second overall in the championships chase behind leader Ryan Villopoto.







Musquin and Roczen both got off to decent starts when the gate dropped for the first 250 Motocross moto with Musquin third at the first corner and Roczen at sixth. But the German rider and championship leader Roczen quickly charged forward to battle it out for second with his French colleague. Roczen was in the ascendency and put a 6-second gap on his teammate as he went on the hunt for Eli Tomac up front. It was in this order that the three riders finished at the end of the 30-minute plus two lap moto.











Both KTM riders were in the top ten as the second moto got underway and both quickly advanced to top five. By the fourth lap of the race, Roczen had made a pass on Zach Osborne to take over the lead. He then hit the gas to lead the remaining laps of the race and was seven seconds ahead of Tomac at the flag. His 2-1 moto results gave him his second overall victory of the season. Musquin, rode a solid second moto, and despite two crashes near the end of the race, finished fourth in the moto and with a 3-4 result, was also fourth overall.

Dungey remains second in points despite DNF in opening moto
Ryan Dungey was able to maintain his second place in the championship points in the 450 class despite a DNF in the first moto.He recovered well and his third place in the second moto earned him eleventh overall for the day.

The factory team’s American rider launched off to a great start in the first moto and was third at the first corner where he remained up to the half way mark when he caught and passed Trey Canard to move up to second. He was on the charge and looking good for a top result when a technical issue ended his bid. He had to return to the pits for his team to repair his bike and get ready for the second moto.

He then had to start the second moto from a near last place gate pick but still salvaged a sixth place start. Within the first three corners, he moved into fifth position. On the third lap, Dungey caught and passed Justin Brayton to take over fourth place and then began to chase down Josh Grant who was sitting in third.

Dungey quickly passed Grant and advanced toward the battle between James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto for the lead position. He passed Stewart and began to close in on Villopoto and remained just a bike length behind him. Then on the two-lap mark, he crashed hard and was pinned under the bike. Incredibly, he scrabbled back into the action and was able to still finish the moto in third place.

After the race Dungey commented, “Unfortunately, we just had a tough day. It’s part of racing. There was a lot going on out there today and I was pushing hard to get that second moto win. We have a week off now to do our homework and come back stronger for the next round.”

Next Event: Washougal, WA – July 20, 2013

Overall Results 250 class
1. Ken Roczen – 2-1 (KTM)
2. Eli Tomac – 1-2
3. Jeremy Martin – 4-3
4. Marvin Musquin – 4-3 (KTM)
5. Zach Osborne – 10-5
6. Kyle Cunningham – 7-8
7. Cooper Webb – 6-9
8. Cole Seely – 5-11







9. Blake Baggett – 8-10
10. Justin Bogle – 12-7
11. Wil Hahn – 9-12
12. Adam Cianciarulo – 11-15
13. Jason Anderson – 34-6
14. Darryn Durham – 18-13
15. Jesse Wentland – 15-16 (KTM)

Overall Point Standings –
1. Ken Roczen – 312
2. Eli Tomac – 305
3. Marvin Musquin – 260

Overall Results 450 class
1. Ryan Villopoto – 1-1
2. James Stewart – 2-2
3. Josh Grant – 3-5
4. Trey Canard – 5-6
5. Justin Barcia – 9-4
6. Justin Brayton – 6-8
7. Malcolm Stewart – 8-7
8. Andrew Short – 4-12 (KTM)
9. Jake Weimer – 7-13
10. Broc Tickle – 11-11
11. Ryan Dungey – 34-3 (KTM)
12. Chad Reed – 13-10
13. Ryan Sipes – 12-14
14. Les Smith – 14-15
15. Mike Alessi – 37-9

Overall Point Standings –
1. Ryan Villopoto – 333
2. Ryan Dungey – 291
3. Justin Barcia – 249





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