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Interview Ryan Dungey

Ryan Dungey is refreshed and prepared for the fight to come! The 2016 SX champ talks SMX Cup win, Straight Rhythm and reflection amid his current time off.

It’s an uncommon one-on-one with one of the motocross goliaths and certainly justified regardless of the read. As the year slows down and we turn our thoughtfulness regarding one year from now Supercross season, it’s great to get up to speed with an enduring platform risk.


Sit-Down with #5

Ryan Dungey has spent his expert vocation at the highest point of the game. Culled from the novice positions by the amazing racer-turned-group administrator Roger DeCoster, Dungey quickly exceeded expectations as a star by means of an unfathomable hard-working attitude and want to win.

All through the traverse of his decade-long profession, Dungey has been the sign of consistency in American motocross, however, in 2016 capitulated to neck damage that hauled him out of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship amidst his fight with possible champ Ken Roczen. At long last, Dungey is back, and prepared to demonstrate that his late spring off did nothing to control his mind-boggling pace and race capacity.

Ryan Dungey© Chris Tedesco/Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull: Ryan you just got over from SMX in Germany, which was your first race back after your damage, how was it?

Ryan Dungey: It was great. It was my first race over from damage and fortunately, I’m 100-percent sound. I lost a tad of wellness however once I could get back on the bicycle and develop the physical side of things, everything returned pleasantly — then we began to hit some Supercross riding.

It had been around four months since I had been on the entryway. So there was a tad of adrenaline and the nerves were somewhat nervous. Yet, we could quiet down and get in a decent furrow. We could bring home the first-historically speaking Manufacturers Cup for KTM with Marvin [Musquin] and [Jeffrey] Herlings. So it was certainly an extraordinary end of the week. With it being the primary race back, to have some achievement was a great deal of fun and we’ll continue working from here.


Straight Rhythm is such an alternate brute, what’s the procedure like on race day contrasted with an ordinary Supercross?

There’s a few things that are special about it. One of those being that there are no turns, only a group of beat. Which is fun, yet it doesn’t make it simple; it’s more troublesome than your typical Supercross. To the extent simply getting the musicality down and committing no errors. Traversing everything smooth, quick and productively is the key.

The other thing that makes it special is that you’re not dashing against 20 folks at one time. It’s simply you and one other person and you win or you lose, so it’s really straightforward. It’s very nearly a little higher weight since you know you need to hit everything without flaw. You can’t bear the cost of a hiccup since it’s such a nearby race and you’ve just got a half mile to influence it to go down.

It’s unquestionably amusing to switch things up a bit. Escape the hustling we’re utilized to and come into all the more a race kind of occasion.

James Stewart (L) and Ryan Dungey (R) salute one another at Red Bull Straight Rhythm at Fairplex at Pomona on tenth of October, 2015 in Pomona, CA USA.

James Stewart and Ryan Dungey give congrats© Chris Tedesco/Red Bull Content Pool

Meeting (CONT.)

Any desires going into the occasion?

You know, not by any stretch of the imagination. You certainly don’t go there to get second by any methods — you need to win, yet just to be there and see the fans and the amount they get into it, it’s extremely incredible. I think with every one of the riders and the fans that go to the occasion, it’s not such a high-weight circumstance; it’s to a greater degree a fun occasion. It’s certainly cool of Red Bull to think about these kinds of things, we have such a long dashing profession and it enables us to have a ton of fun.

Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen© Chris Tedesco


You got some time off this late spring, which was the first occasion when you’ve truly had that in your profession. Has that influenced you heading into 2017?

Totally I mean with hustling and the seasons, you’re dashing eight months out of the year. You know many individuals think you get four months off in the offseason, however what they don’t know is we just get about a month off from riding, which is a decent piece, yet there’s so much readiness that accompanies dashing that we’re back on the bicycle in October hitting it entirely difficult to prepare for the new season.

So with this damage I could get two or three months off, which clearly wasn’t perfect yet I feel that in any circumstance you can take a gander at the positives — I could rest up my damage and get some rest rationally. On the physical side, clearly I was a tad rusty, however with taking the time off your body is all the more crisp and it’s ready to adjust a little better [to training] hence, so that has been pleasant.

“Time Off”

The time off for beyond any doubt makes you more ravenous to return to hustling. You get to sort of sit and reflect. What’s more, truly observe the opposite side of life. Furthermore, what it would resemble on the off chance that you didn’t race. I think now and again you miss certain things throughout everyday life and you don’t understand that what you figure it would resemble and what it truly resembles are two distinct things and for me to have the capacity to see that side of things was awesome.

You know you take a gander at something not far off and you think “In the event that I could get it done along these lines it would be flawless,” however then you must acknowledge you will in any case have issues throughout everyday life and you will need to manage those circumstances. So it was beneficial for me to see that side of things. To help me truly acknowledge where I’m at now and hit it up to prepare for another season. What’s more, the difficulties that lie ahead. I’m certainly anticipating it.