Supercross: Ryan Dungey fourth 2011 Indianapolis Supercross

Team Suzuki Press Release

Supercross: Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey raced back to fourth place after crashing during Saturday night’s 10th round of the AMA/ FIM Supercross Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

supercross, supercross racing, 2011 supercross, suzuki, suzuki racing, team suzuki, suzuki supercross, ryan dungey suzuki, ryan dungey, 2011 ryan dungey, 2011 indianapolis supercross, indianapolis supercrossThe defending Champion gated in third and was challenging Chad Reed for third half-way into the 20-lap Main Event, but the pair collided and Dungey went down.

Dungey rode solid in practice and his heat race, crossing the line in fourth place. His Suzuki powered him out of the gate in the Main and put him right up to the front – in fourth position

. He worked his way up to third by lap two and maintained that position until the ninth lap, where he attempted a pass for second and went down after making contact with the second-place rider. Dungey remounted in fourth and made a hard charge on his RM-Z450, eventually catching back up to third, but was unable to make the pass and settled for a fourth-place finish.

“This was a tough one tonight,” said Dungey. “We worked throughout the day to get the Rockstar Makita Suzuki just right for the Main Event: I mean, the bike was good tonight, but I didn’t get the holeshot and lost sight of the lead.

I got up to the back of Chad Reed and clipped his back tyre while trying to knife-under and went down. He checked up, and the next thing I knew I was losing my front end. I got back up and closed on him again with, I think, two laps to go. I tried putting a couple passes on him on the last lap but never quite got it to stick. Jacksonville is next week and it’s time for a win.”

Supercross results: 1 Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki), 2 James Stewart (Yamaha), 3 Chad Reed (Honda), 4 Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki), 5 Justin Brayton (Yamaha), 6 Trey Canard (Honda), 7 Kevin Windham (Honda), 8 Nick Wey (Yamaha), 9 Cole Seely (Honda), 10 Mike Alessi (KTM).

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