July 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The US Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team delivered a historic moment for the Austrian brand when both Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin swept their respective 450-class and 250-class motos in round nine of the US Pro MX at Washougal, Washington State on Saturday. On Sunday Jordi Tixier celebrated his career first MX2 victory at the MXGP of Czech Republic in Loket.
Fresh off a podium finish at his hometown race in Millville, Minnesota,Ryan Dungey, who qualified on pole, rode two strong races where he led from the first lap to chequered flag in each outing to take the double win.
Dungey: “I think I just got to a point after last week where I just got sick of not riding to my full potential this season. To work so hard and not win really hurts, so I came into this weekend wanting to ride my best and I think that is what I did. Everything just clicked today and I am happy to have made up ten points on Kenny toward the championship.”
The Red Bull KTM teammates remain at 1-2 in the overall point standings in the 450-class competition and with three rounds still to go, Roczen has a 14-point lead over Dungey. Both Dungey and Roczen ride the KTM 450 SX-F machine.
In what was a near perfect day for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, Marvin Musquin also swept both of his motos in the 250-class competition to make history for KTM. It was a welcome return to form for the team’s French rider who earlier in the year was plagued with injury.
Musquin: “It was tough starting out the season nursing an injury, but I have been getting stronger every weekend and it showed today. I’m starting to hit my stride at this point in the season and I am really excited about my progress.”
Speaking of his performance on the KTM 250 SX-F and that of 450-class teammate Ryan Dungey, Musquin said: “I’m so happy to help KTM earn this milestone of winning all motos today. This is the best motocross race in the history of our team and I’m so proud to be apart of it.” Musquin’s win advances him up to fourth in the championship standings.
Across the water at round 14 of the FIM World Motocross Championship in Loket, Czech Republic the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team once again dominated the MX2 class, despite team stalwart Jeffrey Herlings being absent due to a fractured femur sustained one week ago.
Frenchman Jordi Tixier took an impressive maiden race win aboard his KTM 250 SX-F with an eight second advantage in the opening moto and with it the overall GP with a 1-4 result after a hard battle in the second outing. Herlings still has a dominant lead in the championship points with 594 to his name, but Sunday’s victory moves Tixier up to 492 points in second place.