Reaching the top of the podium in Monster Energy Supercross takes an unbelievable amount of work that often goes unseen by the public. Riders and their teams will spend hours at the practice track trying new parts on their bikes and sharpening their skills before lining up behind the gate on Saturday night. One group that has made massive gains in its racing program is Red Bull KTM; led by team manager and icon Roger DeCoster, its two riders in the 450 division are contenders for race wins on any given weekend.
Veteran racer Ryan Dungey serves as team captain for the Red Bull KTM team. At just 24 year olds, the Belle Plaine, Minnesota, native has earned a place in the sport with multiple Supercross, outdoor national, and Motocross of Nations titles to his name. While crashes at two of the first five rounds have made the 2014 season somewhat of a challenge, Dungey remains in contention for the championship.
2014 marks Ken Roczen's rookie season in the premier class, but the German import has proven himself as one to watch. He jumped to the front of the pack at the year's opening round in Anaheim, California, and outlasted the competition to take a convincing victory in what is considered the most important race of the year. Surviving the 17-round series is a challenge for young racers, but Roczen has been consistent through the opening weeks and is third in the overall standings.
The folks at TransWorld Motocross joined Dungey and Roczen at their private test facility in Corona, California, for a day of testing and filmed the day with a Red Epic camera. The obstacles on the course are a challenge for even the best in the sport, but both young riders made them look simple with incredible speed and skill. Check out the video above to see how the day went.
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