HRC Honda Ken Roczen managed to salvage an eighth place finish at round seven of the AMA Supercross series, at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Roczen contended for a podium position early on in the 450SX Main event, but suffered a crash after landing from a triple. The German remounted and salvaged an eighth-place result.
“The first East Coast round was a tough night, the track was really difficult.” said Roczen. “The dirt was really tacky, especially in practice, where the track was super rutty and just really, really rough. I wouldn’t say I was the most comfortable, but this was the first time that I didn’t make any changes to the bike; I just tried to get used to it.”
“This was the best I’ve been in the whoops, so that was a big plus for us, too. I had a decent start in the main event but got passed by Marvin [Musquin] early on. I was behind him for quite some time, but we kept a fairly close distance to the leader.”
“That was good until I tried to pass and jumped a little bit too far to the left after the triple. There was some loose dirt there, and as soon as I landed I washed the front end pretty bad and went down. My bars were tweaked quite a bit and we only had a few minutes to go, so there wasn’t much we could do from there.”
“It might not be the result that we wanted but there are some positives to take away compared to the previous weekend, so we’re going to build on that. It’s my first week back in Florida now, which I’m really excited for, and I think it will be a big help in the upcoming events.”