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Ryan Dungey pumped for San Diego Supercross

Rockstar Makita Suzuki is busy practicing and preparing for Round 5 of the AMA Supercross series, which will take place at San Deigo’s Qualcomm Stadium on February 6, 2010. The team’s rookie racing sensation Ryan Dungey has had an amazing start to the 2010 season and is currently the points leader in the highly competitive class.

Dungey put together a great race effort in San Francisco, leading the first half of the main event and putting more than 9 seconds between him and the competition. His foot caught in a rut half way through the race, which ended in a get-off. Dungey was uninjured and able to remount his bike and finish a solid fourth, the first time this season he wasn’t on the podium after the main event.

Ryan Dungey Speaks…

"I’m thankful that I’m alright and healthy," Dungey said. "This week in practice I’m working on just bits and pieces. I’m going to come back and be ready for San Diego."

Dungey is looking to add to that lead in San Diego, and Team Manager Roger DeCoster is helping him hone in on his goals.

Roger DeCoster Speaks…

"We left San Francisco with the points lead; we gave up a few points, but To get up after a crash like that is a good thing," DeCoster said. "We didn’t have any issues with the bike, so we’re focusing on making sure Ryan’s healthy for San Diego."

The RM-Z450 has had a banner year so far, thanks to its fuel injection and the skills of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team. The bike has gotten the holeshot in every main event this season, as well as most of the holeshots in the heat races. Look for the Suzuki to be at the front of the pack in San Diego to continue that tradition of great starts.

Speed will air the Western Regional Lites class at noon EST on Sunday, February 7, with the Supercross race following at 1 p.m. EST.

AMA Supercross Points Standings Top 20 (After Round 4)

1. Ryan Dungey
2. Joshua Hill
3. Ryan Villopoto
4. Andrew Short
5. Kevin Windham
6. David Millsaps
7. Ivan Tedesco
8. Justin Brayton
9. James Stewart
10. Tomas Hahn
11. Nicholas Wey
12. Michael Byrne
13. Kyle Chisholm
14. Jason Thomas
15. Grant Langston
16. Austin Stroupe
17. Manuel Rivas
18. Fabien Izoird
19. Chris Blose
20. Cyrille Coulon

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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