Ryan Dungey

Hometown: Belle Plaine, Minnesota

Current Residence: Clermont, Florida

Birth Date: December 4, 1989 (age 28 in 2017)

 

Team Name: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

  • Manufacturer – KTM
  • Team Manager – Roger DeCoster
  • Mechanic – Carlos Rivera

 

Turned Pro: 2006

Best Career Season Result: 4-Time Monster Energy Supercross Champion (2010, 2015-2017)

2017 Season Result: 1st

 

Racing Accolades:

  • 4-Time Monster Energy Supercross FIM World Champion (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Fifth rider in supercross history to win three consecutive championships
  • 3rd on the all-time podiums list with 102; owns longest consecutive podium streak in the history of the sport at 31
  • Has finished no worse than fourth the last three seasons
  • Owns longest consecutive streak of top-two finishes in the history of the sport at 20
  • Finished outside of the Top 10 two times and outside of the Top 5 twelve times across 134 starts, which are all-time records
  • 6th on the all-time wins list with 34 (450SX Class)
  • Won 2010 Monster Energy Supercross title as a rookie, only the second rider in history to do so
  • 2009 250SX Western Regional Champion
  • 3-Time AMA Pro Motocross 450 Class Champion (2010, 2016, 2016)
  • 3-Time Motocross of Nations Champion
  • 7-Time Team Captain for Team USA at Motocross of Nations, the most all-time

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • 2-time ESPY Award winner for Best Action Sports Male Athlete (2015 & 2016)
  • The first and only motocross racer to receive an ESPY Award
  • First active supercross rider to appear in ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, 2016
  • First motocross racer to be featured on the cover of a Wheaties box
  • Invested in the fight to cure cancer, serving as an ambassador for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and created the St. Jude Ride MN Major, a fundraising bike ride and run
  • One of 10 athletes representing Team Target as a sporting ambassador for the retail corporation
  • Was the first motocross athlete to be sponsored by Nike, who has since left the sport
  • Has single-handedly made Austrian-based KTM arguably the most prominent global brand for off-road motorcycles, giving the manufacturer its first premier racing championships

2017 Season Recap:

Dungey earned his third straight title in 2017 and became the fourth rider in history to win at least four championship before announcing his retirement from professional racing just 10 days later. Dungey will go down in history as the most recognizable name in the sport and the most consistent and reliable rider of all time. In 2017, he battled his way to three wins and six second place finishes – he finished on the podium in all but four of 17 rounds – which carried him to the championship win by 5 points. His retirement comes on the heels of a record-breaking season of epic battles in one of the most competitive championships in the 44-year history of Monster Energy Supercross!