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Ryan Villopoto is running away with just about everything. Big time. Fresh on the heels of claiming a history-making third straight Supercross Title, Oakley’s MX phenom charged into the Outdoors at Hangtown (Sacramento) as hungry a title-chasing privateer rider. Smoking fellow Oakley star, Ryan Dungey, by a massive 21.5 seconds in Moto 1 and 20.2 seconds in the second Moto – the Seattle native displayed his program’s professionalism and solid operations en route to dominance before a record crowd of 24,500 fans. As always, it was almost businesslike as RV swept the day’s races…just as Oakley’s motocross team swept the podium through both Motos.
There are scores of old MotoGP veterans that haven’t so much as brushed a podium. And that renders Marc Marquez all that more impressive. Oakley’s 20-year-old Spaniard became the youngest rider to ever claim a Premier Class GP victory after a stunning performance at the first-ever Grand Prix of the Americas in April. The incredible triumph also catapulted him into top contention in the World Championship Standings after two races.
Legend In the Making: Ryan Villopoto Claims Third Straight Supercross Title, Charges Into History Books
If it wasn’t already apparent before, there’s no longer any doubt. Ryan Villopoto is on track to legend status. Oakley’s defending back-to-back Supercross Champion charged his way into motocross lore, claiming his third straight title following a dramatic victory in Salt Lake City Saturday. The immense result catapulted RV into an elite class of MX icons – joining the likes of Bob Hannah, Jeremy McGrath and O Legend Ricky Carmichael as one of the only riders to take three straight.