Ken Roczen

Hometown: Apolda, Germany

Current Residence: Clermont, Florida

Birth Date: April 29, 1994 (age 23 in 2017)

 

Team Name: Team Honda HRC

  • Manufacturer – Honda
  • Team Manager – Dan Betley
  • Mechanic – Oscar Wirdeman

 

Turned Pro: 2009 in Europe / Made U.S. debut in 2011

Best Career Season Result: Championship runner-up in 2016

2017 Season Result: 20th

 

Racing Accolades:

  • Became FIM World Motocross Champion in 2011 at the age of 17 (MX2 division)
  • 11 career Monster Energy Supercross wins (450SX Class)
  • 27 career Monster Energy Supercross podiums (450SX Class)
  • 2015 Monster Energy Cup Champion
  • 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Rookie of the Year
  • 2013 250SX Western Regional Champion
  • 5 career 250SX Class wins
  • 2012 Motocross of Nations Champion with Team Germany (MX2 division)

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • First German-born winner and champion in supercross history
  • Most decorated German rider in the sport of motocross at the age of 23
  • Looking to become just the fourth international 450SX titleholder in supercross history
  • Lives in the U.S. on his own, with his family still living overseas in Germany
  • Avid golfer, surfer, and wakeboarder

2017 Season Recap:

Roczen joined Team Honda in his quest to earn a first career supercross title and give the once dominant manufacturer its first championship in 13 years. The German-born rider won the first two rounds and looked to challenge title contenders Dungey and Tomac until a crash at round 3 in Anaheim ended his season. Roczen remains the most successful competitor to ever come from Germany and has been considered a phenom since the age of 15.