Ryan Villopoto

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Ryan Villopoto
Ryan Villopoto MXoN 2008.jpg
Nationality American
Born (1988-08-13) August 13, 1988 (age 29)
Poulsbo, Washington
Current team Retired
Bike number # 2
Website https://www.instagram.com/ryanvillopoto/

Ryan Villopoto (born August 13, 1988 in Poulsbo, Washington) is a former American professional motorcycle racer competing in the AMA Supercross and Outdoor Motocross and MXGP championships.[1] Villopoto competed in the AMA Supercross series and the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross series. The four-time supercross and three-time motocross champion resides in Poulsbo, Washington and raced for Monster Energy Kawasaki in the supercross and outdoor motocross series. His retirement from supercross was announced on January 3, 2015 on the opening day of the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season.[2]

2010

While leading the Main of Round 14 at St Louis, Villopoto came up short on a triple jump and leaped from his bike landing hard. His bike dived into the face of the third jump and flipped over several times. Medical workers arrived on the scene and cut Villopoto's racing boot off his foot. Villopoto had to be carried off the track. Further examination revealed a broken right tibia and fibula and surgery was performed to stabilize it.[3] He withdrew from the 2010 series after his Round 14 injury with 266 championship points, leaving him in 4th place by the season's end.

2014

On March 8, 2014, Villopoto won the 450cc Final at Daytona International Speedway. It was his 4th career win at Daytona moving him within one win of Ricky Carmichael's all-time record of five Daytona wins.[4] He had previously won races in Phoenix and Oakland during the Supercross season. On April 5, 2014, Villopoto won the 450cc Main Event at Houston's Reliant Stadium, bringing his total career Supercross All-Time Wins number to 38, making him 5th place overall behind Chad Reed. On April 26, 2014 Villopoto dominated the highly competitive Supercross race at round 16 in New York, Metlife stadium collecting his 6th win of the season (40th of career). He wrapped up his 4th straight Monster Energy Supercross championship with one round remaining in the series.

2015

Villopoto chose to compete in the FIM Motocross World Championship.[5] Ryan withdrew from the series after discovering the injuries sustained from a crash in the Trentino GP were worse than initially realized.[6] In July, Ryan announced his retirement on his official website.[7]

Career AMA Supercross/Motocross Results[edit]

[8][9]

Year Rnd
1
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2
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3
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4
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5
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6
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7
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8
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9
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10
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11
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12
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13
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14
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15
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Average
Finish
Podium
Percent
Place
2008 SX-E - - - - - - - 22 2 2 1 - 1 1 4 - 2 4.38 75% 2nd
2008 MX 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 20 - - - - - 2.83 72% 1st
2009 SX 5 7 4 3 3 DNQ 4 3 9 6 9 INJ INJ INJ 1 4 1 4.53 - 6th
2009 MX 1 21 out out out out out out out out out out - - - - - - - out
2010 SX 5 2 7 1 4 1 1 19 1 1 4 1 1 20 INJ INJ INJ 4.80 57% 4th
2010 MX out out out out out out out out out out out out - - - - - - - out
2011 SX 1 2 1 4 2 3 7 1 1 1 DNQ 9 2 3 4 1 3 2.59 71% 1st
2011 MX 3 3 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 - - - - - 2.00 100% 1st
2012 SX 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 19 DNS DNS 3.00 86% 1st
2012 MX out out out out out out out out out out out out - - - - - - - out
2013 SX 16 2 1 1 8 6 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2.82 82% 1st
2013 MX 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 - - - - - 1.67 92% 1st
2014 SX 4 1 5 1 3 2 4 2 4 1 2 6 2 1 1 1 1 2.41 71% 1st
Championships
  • 2006 MX Lites Champion
  • 2007 AMA West Coast SX Lites Champion
  • 2007 MX Lites Champion
  • 2008 MX Lites Champion
  • 2011 AMA Supercross 450 Champion
  • 2011 AMA 450 Motocross Champion
  • 2012 AMA Supercross 450 Champion
  • 2013 AMA Supercross 450 Champion
  • 2013 AMA 450 Motocross Champion
  • 2014 AMA Supercross 450 Champion
Total Career AMA Wins
  • 11 Wins in 125/250 AMA Supercross (Regional) 1-2006 7-2007 3-2008
  • 20 Wins in 125/250 AMA Motocross 6-2006 5-2007 9-2008
  • 41 Wins in 250/450 AMA Supercross 2-2009 7-2010 6-2011 9-2012 10-2013 7-2014
  • 12 Wins in 250/450 AMA Motocross 1-2009 3-2011 8-2013
  • 73 Total AMA Wins 6-2006 5-2007 9-2008 3-2009 7-2010 9-2011 9-2012 18-2013 7-2014
  • 1 Win in MXGP 1-2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Villopoto wins AMA Supercross title. Usatoday.Com (2011-05-08). Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  2. ^ DiZinno, Tony (July 9, 2015). "Motocross/Supercross legend Ryan Villopoto announces retirement". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Villopoto Injury Update". Kawasaki.com. April 19, 2010. Archived from the original on May 8, 2010. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  4. ^ Kelly, Godwin (March 8, 2014). "Villopoto captures 4th of last 5 Daytona Supercross events". News-JournalOnline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  5. ^ Smith, Shawn (October 1, 2014). "Ryan Villopoto leaving American motocross, will race MXGP series for ‘final year of racing’". motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Kimball, Chris (April 20, 2015). "Ryan Villopoto Crash At MXGP Of Trentino". Retrieved 2017-05-19. 
  7. ^ Villopoto, Ryan (July 9, 2015). "Farewell: Motocross and Supercross legend, Ryan Villopoto Announces Retirement". rv2.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  8. ^ "Ryan Villopoto - The Vault - Historical Motocross & Supercross Results". vault.racerxonline.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  9. ^ AMA Supercross Results Archive. Results.amasupercross.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.

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