Ryan Dungey announced his departure from the team via instagram on Wednesday afternoon. As a long-time Red Bull KTM rider, we didn’t expect to see Ryan wearing the Geico Honda colors, but at the end of last year, Ryan announced that he would be joining the Factory Connection Geico Honda Racing Team as a part owner.
Ryan Dungey with Factory Connection Racing’s Rick Zielfelder and Jeff Majkrzak.
“After months spent with the Factory Connection Racing team and discussions with the teams owners, it’s tough to say we will be discontinuing our relationship. I found this is to be a larger commitment than I can give it at this stage in my life. It’s not in my style to do a job half way, nor is it fair to the team to not get the full efforts that they deserve. My overall impression of the team is very high. I’m grateful for the time they gave me and how much Jeff Majkrzak and Rick Zielfelder helped me in my life journey. I hope for continued success for the team and the Honda organization.”