2012 AMA SupercrossIn the first three rounds of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship, the only rider to stand on the podium at every race was KTM’s newest rider – Ryan Dungey.
The 2010 AMA Supercross’ Champion took third at the season-opener in Anaheim, first in Phoenix, which was KTM’s first-ever AMA SX win, and second at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Saturday evening.During LA Supercross, Dungey got the holeshot at the start, and was off to a quick start. But unfortunately, the race was red flagged after an Villa Yamaha’s Ryan Morais landed on Muscle Milk Honda’s Trey Canard (Canard fractured his back, Morais broke his jaw).Upon the restart, Dungey got off the line in fourth. He battled with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, Joe Gibbs Racing James Stewart and Two-Two Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed, and eventually finished second behind Reed. Taking the final podium position was Stewart.With his second-place finish, Dungey maintains the overall points lead after three of 17 rounds; he now leads Villopoto and Reed (tied) by five points.Ryan Dungey (KTM SX-F 450) says: “It feels great to hold the red number plate as we head into the fourth round. It’s still early in the series, but it is definitely off to a good start for the Red Bull/KTM Team.“I can’t thank everybody on the team enough. They have put in so many hours and we have made so much progress on the new 450. The bike is running amazing.”Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!