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.
But Ryan didn’t stop there – demonstrating his abilities as inarguably the best all-around motocross racer in the world, that same year he blitzed the competition in the AMA Motocross Championship and took the title. He thus 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 Motocross series. He finished his Supercross season in third place, despite a collarbone break that required surgery. At the 2013 AMA SX season finale in Las Vegas, Ryan finished second place, bringing his overall season points to 337 and a third place overall finish.
In 2014, Dungey kept his momentum, taking overall second places at both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 450 and the 2014 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series, not to mention first place at Red Bull Unadilla National. With yet another stellar start in 2015, Ryan has demonstrated that commitment, hard work and sacrifice really do pay off with another AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross championship now under his belt.
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The Motocross of Nations made its return to North American soil for the first time in 8 years and the infamous Red Bud Track & Trail was set to host the 72nd running of the MXoN. Billed as the “Olympics of Motocross,” thirty-one participating countries select three riders to represent in each class; MXGP, MX2 and Open. For Team Canada, Fox Racing rider and new Canadian National Motocross Champion Colton Facciotti was to lead the charge for Canada in the MXGP class. Alongside him would be newly crowned Canadian MX2 Champion, Jess Pettis and two-time Canadian National Champion, Tyler Medaglia.
Competing in his sixth MXoN, Colton Facciotti has experienced the intensity and demands of the international competition format. This year with the event being held in North America, the Canadian fans were out in full colours representing the red & white giving the team and its riders extra encouragement as they lined up.
The international racing format consists of a two-day structure with Qualifiers on Saturday and Main Event racing on Sunday. Facciotti qualified in 17th place on Saturday and the team collectively qualified 11th overall for the Main Event. In Moto 1, Facciotti narrowly missed a first corner pile up and slide through in third place putting him up front to battle. Needing to remove his goggles for better vision, Colton held on for a hard fought 9th place finish. In Moto 2, Facciotti was given the lesser gate pick from team strategy and suffered a poor start. Stuck battling in the back of the pack, Colt had to remove his goggles again from the harsh muddy conditions and finished the race in 26th place for a respectable 9th overall individual score. Collectively the Canadian team finished with an 11th overall at the 2018 Motocross of Nations.
MXGP Race Results:
1st – Jeffrey Herlings - Netherlands
2nd – Gautier Paulin - Netherlands
3rd – Antonio Cairolli - Italy
4th – Eli Tomac - USA
5th – Tanel Leok - Estonia
6th – Clement Desalle - Belgium
7th – Ken Roczen - Germany
8th – Jose Butron - Spain
9th – Colton Facciotti - Canada
10th – Cody Cooper - New Zealand
Overall Team Results:
1st – France
2nd – Italy
3rd – Netherlands
4th – Australia
5th – United Kingdom
6th – United States
7th – Belgium
8th – Spain
9th – Estonia
10th – Germany
11th – Canada
For complete results from the 2018 Motocross of Nations visit the below link:
Defending UCI World Champion, Loic Bruni, put on a magnificent performance to claim his 3rd UCI MTB DH World Champs title in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. In the closest of contests, Bruni edged out his nearest competitor by 0.2 seconds to take his 2nd consecutive World Champs title.