Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin grabbed his third straight win at the Toronto Supercross after pulling the holeshot and leading every lap of the sixth round of the Monster Energy East 250SX Supercross Championship Series. Teammate Ryan Dungey continued his stream of consistent podium places with a third in the 450SX.
Musquin delivered another rocket start to pull the holeshot on his KTM 250 SX-F at the start of the second 250SX heat and went on to lead every lap to take his second heat win of the season. He repeated the performance when the gate dropped for the main event, again came out with the holeshot and again stayed in front right through to the flag. At the halfway point he had already pulled a four second lead, which he held for the duration of the race. This race marked his third straight victory of the season.
“The track was very tough and slippery today. I had a crash earlier in the day and felt horrible going into the main but my Red Bull KTM team helped motivate me and I was able to pull it off. My holeshot helped a lot and I am happy to get my third win in a row,” stated Musquin, who now trails leader Wil Hahn by six points in the East Coast championship.
Dungey third in 450SX class
Ryan Dungey delivered another podium performance in the 450SX class Main Event to finish third and maintain his record of top finishes. He was placed in the first 450SX heat where he got a mid-pack start. He then charged through the pack to finish the race in second for an easy transfer to the main event.
Dungey got off to a great start in the main event rounding the first corner in fourth place. He spent the first four laps reeling in Chad Reed and slipped past him in the on in the fourth lap. He quickly pulled away from Reed and began to catch the lead riders and by the halfway mark, there was a three-way battle for the lead between Davi Millsaps, Ryan Villopoto and Dungey. As Dungey tried to make an inside pass on Millsaps, he stalled his bike and lost a position to Reed but grabbed it back in the next lap and went to work again to reel in the top two riders. He closed the gap in the remaining laps but was unable to move up the order.
“After the first lap, I tried to follow Villopoto through the pack and we had a good battle going, but unfortunately I made a bummer move and stalled the bike. It caused me to not jump the triple and I lost a position. I’m bummed for my mistake but happy I was able to get the position back and land on the podium,” stated Dungey.
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