Ryan Dungey – 2016 ESPY Award Winner

KTM’s Ryan Dungey at ESPY Awards 2016
Dungey with ESPY award

For the second-straight year, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey kept motorcycle racing at the forefront of the ESPY Awards.

During the ceremony Wednesday in Los Angeles, the KTM SX-F450 pilot claimed Best Action Sports Male Athlete. This was also after ESPN announced that a naked Dungey would appear in its The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” providing the two-time Supercross Champion with some extra fame.

This year the 26-year-old Minnesota native earned the fan-voted award over freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, skateboarders Nyjah Huston and Pedro Barros and snowboarder Mark McMorris.

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The ESPY awards began in 1993, but motorcycle competitors were far off the map until Travis Pastrana changed this in 2007.The year before, Pastrana awed the world when he landed a double backflip at the 2006 X Games, helping him win ahead of two other motorcycle nominees – Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart.

Following his second-consecutive 450 Supercross World Championship in April, Dungey sustained a back injury at Round 3 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship where he is currently sidelined in order to heal the injury.

KTM’s Ryan Dungey Claims 2nd-Straight ESPY Award
Dungey – from ESPN Body issue shoot