Ryan Dungey on Washougal Mechanical: “It’s Dirtbikes, It Happens”

What could have been for Ryan Dungey at Washougal.

The sure-fire Hall of Famer was running second behind Chase Sexton early in the first moto and was looking fantastic before he suffered a mechanical and had to withdraw from the moto. 

Would Dungey had made the podium? I don’t know. What I do know it would have been an amazing story!!!!!

Since gate picks are determined by first moto results for the second moto, Dungey was buried off the start in the second moto. What did he do? He did Dungey shit and came all the way back to fourth. 

We don’t know what happened with Dungey’s bike and might never know, but of course Dungey handled it with grace on the TV broadcast and after the race in a team press release. 

“We had a great week and made some good progress with the bike, which was really positive and it really translated today. I got the start in the first moto and man, it was nice running up there with Chase and Eli! We had a little bit of a bike malfunction – you know, it’s dirt bikes – it happens and it’s nobody’s fault. Second moto, my gate pick was terrible but I tried to salvage a decent start. The good thing was that I felt really good and the bike was really working, so I could apply myself on the track and start picking those people off. I got up to fourth and I made a run on third but just ran out of time. It’s not where we want to be overall but a positive moving forward is that we’re in a good spot with the bike and the riding was good, so we’ll take it.”

I’m really starting to think Dungey will snag an overall podium before all this is over. 

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