11. February 2013
The sixth round was successful for two KTM racers on bikes outfitted by Akrapovič. The pair are currently first and second overall.
The sixth round of the American Supercross series took place on 9 February in San Diego in the 450SX and 250SX West classes. Akrapovič can be proud once again of the outstanding performances by two members of the Red Bull KTM Factory team. Ryan Dungey started the 450SX race around sixth place and then constantly kept up the pace to secure third place six laps before the end.
“I’m actually pretty happy with my ride tonight. It was a tough track to pass on and, as I didn’t get a great start, I think I rode pretty strong to come through the pack and finish on the box. It would definitely make my life a little easier if I could keep getting a start like I did last week! But that’s just something I have to work on,” commented Dungey after the race. In the overall standings he currently holds second place, 19 points behind Millsaps and 8 points ahead of Villopoto.
In the 250SX West class, his teammate rode in the last race before the break, which will last until 20 April, when the series resumes in Seattle. He was quick to pull ahead of the pack at the start and was already in third by the end of the first lap. He then advanced to second by the middle of the race and tried to beat the leader, Eli Tomac, towards the end. He passed the checkered flag only 0.20 s behind the winner.
“I’m actually really happy with the way I rode tonight. I was kind of uncomfortable on this track all day but I think I put together a good race, come the main event. I guess my focus at this point in time is just to stay healthy and to keep things going the way they’ve been going at the races while our series is on a break and come out blazing again in Seattle,” commented Roczen, who remains at the top of the overall standings before the break with a solid advantage of 17 points.
In the next race, which will take place on 16 February in Arlington, Dungey and Roczen’s teammate Marvin Musquin will compete against his rivals in the 250SX East class.
Photo: Cudby S.