Supercross: Ryan Dungey Wins the 2011 Supercross in Toronto Canada

Team Suzuki Press Release

Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey raced to his first victory of the 2011 AMA/ FIM World Supercross series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada on Saturday night – and moved up to third place in the Championship.

supercross, 2011 supercross, supercross racing, suzuki supercross, toronto supercross, 2011 toronto supercrossThe defending champion now sits just eight points behind new series leader Chad Reed (Honda) and five behind second-placed Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki).

Dungey rode strong all day, scoring the fourth best time in the afternoon qualifying and picking up a second-place finish in his heat race. In the Main Event, his Suzuki powered him out of the gate and into second place through the first turn.

Dungey easily made his way to the front by the end of the first lap, which is where he stayed throughout the entire 20-lap race. His RM-Z450 performed flawlessly as Dungey threw down 20 strong laps on his way to a convincing first victory of the season.

“We had a great day today,” said Dungey. “My Rockstar Makita Suzuki team did a great job setting my bike up for this track and I felt really comfortable all day. I knew going into the Main that a holeshot was ‘gonna be key. I got a good start and ended up second and was able to work my RM-Z into the lead in the first lap. From there, I tried to put down the laps as best as I could – I tried to focus on my own race and not behind me. It was cool to be able to come around and get this first win. I’m very thankful. I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team and my family. I’m really looking forward to Dallas. I was able to get a win there last year and it’s a great stadium; it’s new and big. The fans there are great and it’s always a good race.”

The 2011 Rockstar Makita Suzuki team’s next event is Saturday, April 2nd, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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

Championship points (after 12 rounds): 1 Reed 236 points, 2 Villopoto 233, 3 Dungey 228, 4 Stewart 216, 5 Canard 214, 6 Short 159, 7 Brayton 137, 8 Windham, 9 Millsaps 128, 10 Wey 109.

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