Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey picked up his first overall victory of the outdoor season after finishing 2-1 at the third round of the Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Thunder Valley Raceway in Lakewood Colorado. Team-mate Marvin Musquin recovered from a first moto crash to finish overall seventh in the 250-class. Dungey leads the points in the 450-class and Musquin is just two points off the lead in the 250 Class.

Dungey launched off the line to a good start in the first moto to put his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle into fifth at the end of lap one. He moved up one position on lap two and then another spot on lap three. He then spent the next ten laps closing in on Ken Roczen’s second place and successfully made the pass with two laps to go to finish second.

Dungey got away to another good start in his second moto and was fourth out of the gate. He quickly moved into third and again began to chase down Roczen. Meanwhile out front, leader Eli Tomac crashed and Roczen and Dungey advanced into the top two spots.


When the two lap board came out, Dungey again put in a last minute charge. He passed Roczen for the lead and secured the overall win with a 2-1 result for the weekend.

“I am really happy to put my Red Bull KTM on the top of the podium,” stated Dungey. “I hate to hear when other riders go down so I hope Tomac is okay. I felt really good here today and was really pleased with my bike set-up and am happy with the direction we are going.”

Now three rounds into the series, Dungey holds the points lead in the championship standings and will run the red plate at the next event.

Musquin finishes seventh in 250 Class

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin overcame a crash in his opening moto to finish overall seventh in his day out at the Thunder Valley Raceway after picking up a strong second place in his second race.

The French rider got off to a great start on his KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition in his first moto and was in third place at the first corner. He settled into that position for the next rounds but then went down hard in the seventh lap after he got cross-rutted on a hill. He managed to scramble back into the action and went on to finish back at fourteenth position.

Musquin also got away well in his second race and was again at second place after the opening lap. Despite feeling pretty banged up after his earlier crash he held onto the position right to the flag. His 14-2 result placed him seventh overall for the day and he is now just two points shy of the lead in the championship chase.

“I am glad I was able to salvage some points in the second moto and stay close to [Jeremy] Martin in the standings,” said Marvin Musquin. “I am looking forward to recovering from this crash and coming out strong next weekend.”

Musquin’s Red Bull KTM Factory team-mate, Justin Hill crashed in the second qualifying session. He sustained concussion and had to sit out the rest of the day. Hill will be evaluated later this week to determine when he can return to racing.

Thunder Valley 450 Class Overall Results

  • 1. Ryan Dungey – KTM
  • 2. Ken Roczen
  • 3. Blake Baggett
  • 4. Broc Tickle
  • 5. Cole Seely
  • 6. Justin Barcia
  • 7. Eli Tomac
  • 8. Christophe Pourcel
  • 9. Phil Nicoletti
  • 10. Justin Brayton – KTM

450 Class Standings

  • 1. Dungey – 128
  • 2. Tomac – 125
  • 3. Baggett – 99
  • 4. Ken Roczen 93
  • 5. Barcia 87

250 Class Overall Results

  • 1. Jeremy Martin
  • 2. Zach Osborne
  • 3. Adam Cianciarulo
  • 4. Jessy Nelson KTM
  • 5. Christian Craig
  • 6. Jordon Smith
  • 7. Marvin Musquin KTM
  • 8. RJ Hampshire
  • 9. Aaron Plessinger
  • 10. Shane McElrath KTM

250 Class Standings

  • 1. Martin 128
  • 2. Musquin 126
  • 3. Nelson 80
  • 4. Cianciarulo 76
  • 5.Savatgy 72