As our 2012 Rider of the Year, Ryan Dungey earns the subscriber cover of our January issue.

After dominating the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Ryan Dungey added a fifth title to his already impressive resume. Not bad for someone who years ago was plucked out of the Intermediate amateur scene as a complete unknown. Since coming into the professional ranks, Dungey has become known for his endless work ethic and evenkeel attitude no matter the situation, which has in turn made him a sponsor’s dream. We have filmed with Dungey since his start as a 250 rider for Roger DeCoster’s Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki team and documented his rise to becoming one of the world’s fastest racers. By surrounding himself with the most capable advisors from the start(DeCoster, Johnny O’Mara, Ricky Carmichael, the Stewart family, ect.), his career reflects his decisions.