Rockstar Makita Suzuki had a banner day at the ninth round of the AMA Pro Motocross series at Unadilla. Dungey went 1-1 to take his eighth overall win in a row, and temporary teammate Clement Desalle, who’s on break from the FIM Motocross World Championship series, went 2-2 for second overall for the day. Dungey and Desalle dominated the motos, and Dungey added points to his already impressive lead in the series.
In the first moto, Ryan Dungey showed Unadilla he was ready to race and ready to win. Dungey took charge immediately by grabbing holeshot and never looking back. While new teammate Clement Desalle, who’s currently second in points in the MX1 GP series, took second off the start. Dungey led the race wire-to-wire and by the end of the moto, Ryan was nearly 13 seconds ahead of the rest. Desalle made an impressive showing by following Dungey to the finish line to take the second spot on the podium.
At the start of moto 2, Desalle took up the second spot again while Dungey followed in third. Desalle quickly hunted down the leader and passed him for the lead, while Dungey worked his way into second. While Desalle tried to stay at the front, Dungey had other plans and moved his way to the front of the pack. Dungey finished the race with a nearly 12-second lead, and Desalle finished in second.
Overall, the Rocktstar Makita Suzuki duo of Dungey and Desalle finished 1-2 for the day. Teammate Matt Moss finished 14th in the first moto but pulled off the track in the second moto after 13 laps, putting him in 32nd place. Moss finished 19th overall for the day.
Ryan Dungey is now 111 points ahead of the next closest competitor in the AMA Pro Motocross series and has won the last eight in a row. Dungey’s also coming off the announcement that he’ll be representing the United States in the Motocross of Nations, a team headed up by his current Team Manager and five-time World Champion and Suzuki legend Roger DeCoster.
Round 10 of the AMA Pro Motocross series takes place on August 28th in Southwick, Massachusetts. Dungey and the whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team are looking forward to racing there.
Unadilla 450 Overall Results
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Clement Desalle
3 Brett Metcalfe
4. Andrew Short