Supercross: Ryan Dungey 5th in the 2011 Seattle Supercross.

Team Suzuki Press Release

Supercross: Ryan Dungey is still in the hunt to successfully defend his AMA/ FIM World Supercross crown despite finishing off the rostrum in fifth place at Saturday night’s Seattle Supercross.

supercross, 2011 supercross, 2011 supercross racing, 2011 seattle supercross, seattle supercross, suzuki, suzuki racing, 2011 suzuki, 2011 suzuki racing, suzuk motorcycles, ryan dungey, ryan dungey suzukiThe Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider has dropped a position to third in the series but is still only seven points behind leader Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) with two rounds to run and 50 points still up for grabs.

A week of rain made for a heavily rutted, highly technical track in Seattle, but Dungey and his RM-Z adapted well and were strong all day.

After scoring the third fastest time in the shortened afternoon practice, Dungey pulled the holeshot in his heat but fell back a bit to finish third.

A decent start in the Main put the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider up to sixth, but a tip-over on the first lap put him near the back and he ended up finishing the first lap in 14th place.

Dungey’s RM-Z450 powered him through the tough conditions as he steadily progressed up to fifth place by lap 10. A bobble in the whoops on lap 11 put the reigning Champion back to sixth, but Dungey was able to get the position back within two laps.

Dungey pushed hard for the remaining six laps and ended up crossing the line in fifth.

“All in all, it was a pretty good night,” said Dungey. “I got off to a good start in my heat and ended up finishing third. My Rockstar Makita Suzuki team did a good job all day adapting the bike to the conditions. We made a few changes to my Suzuki before the Main; nothing too crazy – just a few suspension adjustments to adapt to the ruts. The track was really gnarly tonight. It ‘kinda wanted to just come up and bite you, especially by the end of the 20 laps. I got off to a decent start, but I fell down in the first lap and I think I was near last. But at that point, I just put my head down and tried to pick off as many guys as I could and was able to move up and finish fifth. Everyone did a great job today. My RM-Z450 ran great and my team adapted it well to this track. Going forward, we have a two-week break and then we’ll get into Salt Lake and will be ready to give it a hard push for the last two rounds.”

Supercross Main Event: 1. James Stewart (Yamaha), 2. Kevin Windham (Honda), 3. Chad Reed (Honda), 4. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki), 5. Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki), 6. Mike Alessi (KTM), 7. Kyle Regal (Yamaha), 8. Davi Millsaps (Yamaha), 9. Tommy Hahn (Yamaha), 10. Andrew Short (KTM).

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