Originally Posted by HalfFastMoto
Ok, maybe I'm confusing this season with last but didn't Dungie have to pull out in the middle of the first moto of a race early this season because the new air spring shock lost all it's air. In the second moto he came out in the second moto with a standard shock and spanked everyone, of course all the Aliens had their own problems so Dungie was once again the best of the rest.
Personally my view is that Dungie and Windam have a lot in common - smooth & consistent - rarely takes chances - basically the best of the rest. As long as the Aliens are having problems he's the first contender but if he's having problems then all bets are off.
There's only one rider right now that maybe has alien status. And when Dungey is on he WAS matching lap times to the end. Thing is Dungey seems to have eased off the last few races.
It has to be discouraging being able to walk away from the pack but then have someone walk away from you. A lot like the Carmichael/Reed years. Except Dungey is usually closer than Reed was.
You're right, the KTM has had a few mechanicals this season.