HRC Honda’s Ken Roczen had a mixed bag of results at round three of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship series on Saturday, with a seventh place finish in the main.
Round one winner Roczen had a decent start, completing lap one in fifth, and he executed firm passes to advance to third on lap six. At that point, he and Jason Anderson made contact, with Roczen going down. The German was quick to remount and ended the night in seventh.
“My day was rough, the track was different.” explained Roczen. ‘We’ve been on super-soft dirt, and then we come here and it’s gravelly and hard-packed. I was kind of chasing my bike setting, so we tried a bunch of stuff that I had previously tried, every practice, I was riding something different.”
“We made the right choice for the main event, and I felt good on the bike. I was able to charge forward and everything was running smoothly until Anderson took me down. I had no idea he was even there, but that was probably my worst run through the whoops.”
“I got sideways and went wide, and he just didn’t turn and just took my front wheel. My grip was all peeled off. Afterwards I couldn’t get that flow back anymore and kind of just hung around in seventh the whole time. It is what it is. Back in the day with those results, I would’ve been 30 points behind, but I’m seven points behind right now. It’s crazy! exciting even for a racer, there’s still a lot that could happen.”