Ken Roczen 94

Hometown: Apolda, Germany

Current Residence: Clermont, Florida

Birthdate: April 29, 1994

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Team Name: Team Honda HRC

  • Manufacturer – Honda
  • Team Manager – Erik Kehoe
  • Mechanic – Oscar Wirdeman

 

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

Best Career Season Result: Championship runner-up in 2016

2018 Season Result: 18th

 

Racing Accolades:

  • Became FIM World Motocross Champion in 2011 at the age of 17 (MX2 division)
  • 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
  • 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

2018 Season Recap:

Roczen signed a three-year deal with Team Honda in 2017 in hopes of giving the once-dominant manufacturer its first championship in 13 years. The German-born rider returned to racing in 2018 after what would become one of the greatest comebacks in history. Roczen scored multiple podiums in the first few rounds and looked to be a title contender until a crash at round 6 ended his season. He remains the most successful competitor to ever come from Germany and has been considered a phenom since the age of 15.

 

Roczen will remain with Team Honda HRC alongside Cole Seely in 2019 as the two quest to earn their first career 450SX Class title.

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