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During the post-race press conference at the Ironman National over the weekend break, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey stepped into the hornet’s nest. A reporter (not from Racer X– interview are open to all media) asked Dungey if he ‘d ever before had an interest in racing GPs like Ryan Villopoto did? Below is Dungey’s feedback:

” I thought of it until I seen Vacation home’s, simply how every little thing exercised in that aspect. And also, not to disrespect the MXGP men, yet those tracks over there simply look terrible. There’s been a lot of races where it looked great, however then there’s a great deal of races where I do not also really think it’s actually competing. It looks truly hard-pack. It does not look like a racetrack in my eyes. I think over below in The U.S.A. the competition is higher, harder. So I will not ever most likely do that in my lifetime.”

Since every point of view on U.S. racing versus the Grand Prix scene blows up, you can be assured Dungey started getting warm for his remark. Dungey called us today via text to describe exactly what he indicated.

” I really did not imply any type of disrespect to General Practitioner bikers. I simply indicated the competition right here, for me, keeps getting higher and tougher. It’s method harder this year than it remained in 2010. My comment had nothing to do with the level of competitors in the General practitioners. I simply suggested that I have enough of an obstacle over right here so that’s what I’m keeping my concentrate on.”

To puts it simply, Dungey isn’t in need of a new difficulty, he’s obtained his hands more than full aiming to win titles over below. Dungey likewise wants to allow it be understood he’s not ducking competition by not racing the USGP at Glen Helen or the Motocross of Nations (where he’s linked for the lengthiest period of service for Group USA with six-straight looks). He’s searching for a break so he does not stress out. Bear in mind, the buzz will certainly go to a fever pitch for Anaheim 1, as well as the bikers Dungey will need to fight for one more Supercross title– Roczen, Canard, Tomac, Reed, Stewart, Anderson, Seely, Baggett, as well as on– also typically aren’t racing the des Nations. Justin Barcia is, yet he missed nearly 3 months of competing this year with an injury, as well as really did not race des Nations in 2014. If Ryan’s title competition is getting a September remainder, he wants to, ultimately, also.

Cannot all of us simply get along?