In the last three seasons, Ryan Dungey’s consistency and dominance aboard his KTM 450 SX-F has amassed a total of 20 wins plus 25 podiums and the American ace from Minnesota has not been out of the top four in any main event; an impressive feat at the very highest level of the sport. This latest achievement of the 2017 US Supercross crown is testament to Dungey’s supreme talent and work ethic comprised with that of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team and the Research and Development department in both the USA and Mattighofen, Austria.
After his Las Vegas title-decided, Ryan Dungey said: “I felt really good tonight – the bike felt good and I was able to hit my marks. The only struggle for me on the track, I feel, was maybe the whoops a little bit. Still, it was good and consistent. It was good hard racing [tonight], I think the fans got a show and it’s nice and rewarding to be able to get this championship. It’s probably one of the sweetest ones – it just was a very challenging season right down to the final lap. I had some tough competition, but it’s not over until it’s over and it’s a big team effort. We had no issues with the bike all season, and a lot goes into it from back at the KTM factory to the entire Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team. This has been the most rewarding championship win, and it takes a lot of things to go right to get here. I’m grateful to my wife, my family, my mechanic, the team and everybody who has supported this.”
KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer said: “Firstly I would like to say congratulations to Ryan, Roger (De Coster) and the entire Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for this very special victory. To have achieved three 450 SX titles in a row with the momentum we have had is something remarkable – we have worked very hard for this right the way through the company, from R&D to the race team, but for sure it is not easy. The Supercross championship is very prestigious, and we take a lot of pride in fighting for these wins, which is also important for the development of our production machines. I would also like to congratulate Marvin on his results this season and we will certainly enjoy this very special moment in the history of KTM.”