October 07, 2009

Motocross of Nations: The New Man

Ryan Dungey blasting through what turned out to be a very treacherous start to the third and final moto:
  • Antonio Carioli went down on the start straight and his bike was too damaged to continue.
  • Chad Reed got taken out in the first turn and started nearly last.
  • Gautier Paulin crashed shortly after that and was unable to finish the race.
But American Dungey avoided the carnage and chased down early race leader, Spain's Jonathan Barragan, to win the moto, as well as the overall for the MX1 class. All while sporting the big Number One plate as the captain of Team America in his very first appearance at the Motocross of Nations.

You did it Ryan. Congratulations.

Team America won 2009 Red Bull Motocross of Nations. Again.

Photos by Jeffrey Beersden for Vital MX.

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