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Ken Roczen

Ken Roczen joined the Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing Team at the beginning of the 2011 season. Already known as one of the world’s hottest MX2 properties, the talented lad from Thüringen in Germany made his mark in the world of motocross by riding his KTM 250 SX-F factory bike to an end-of-season triumph. 

Ken wrapped up the world championship season, winning eight of the 15 round GPs outright and taking second place on four occasions. Showing his fighting spirit, he vaulted back from a slight two-GP dip midseason, proving unstoppable right up until he secured the world title at home in Germany.

In 2011, Ken also rode selected races in the AMA SX Lites (West Coast) competition for the Red Bull Teka KTM factory team in the USA, under the leadership of Roger DeCoster. Despite travelling across the Atlantic, Ken managed to take his first SX Lites podium at Anaheim 2, where he finished third and secured his first SX Lites victory in Las Vegas at the close of the season.

In 2012 Ken raced full-time in the USA for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and added to his skillset under the firm hand of DeCoster, a legend in the sport and a team manager of huge reputation and credentials.

And such tutelage obviously paid off, in 2013 Ken raced all the way to victory, becoming AMA Western Regional 250SX Champion. In 2014 he moved to the premier class in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and, of course, won. After a transition year with the RCH Racing Suzuki team in 2015, Roczen took 2016 by storm winning multiple Supercross races and claiming the 2016 450 AMA Pro Motocross Championship with 9 of a possible 12 overall victories. 

At the end of 2016, it was announced that Roczen will join the highly coveted Factory Honda HRC team, and has his eye on more titles in 2017 and beyond. 

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Name/Nickname:
Ken Roczen/ KROC

DOB:
4/29/1994

Country:
Germany

Birthplace:
Mattstedt, Germany

Residence:
Florida

Team:  
Team Honda HRC

Bike: 
Honda CRF450R

National Number:
94

Years Pro:
8

Favorite Fox Racewear:
Flexair Preest A1 LE

 

Career Highlights

Youngest rider to win a MX GP at 15 years old.

2011 FIM MX2 World Championship

2012 FIM MXON Team Championship (Germany’s first)

2013 AMA 250 Supercross Championship

2014 AMA 450 Motocross Championship

2016 AMA 450 Motocross Championship

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Interview Questions 

Most memorable career moment: Winning my World GP in 2011

First bike ridden: An LEM

How did you start riding MX: My dad had a team and we had a track at our house. My sister Shelly rode and I wanted to ride too. The rest is history!

Favorite rider growing up: Ricky Carmichael

Hobbies: Golfing, driving RC Cars, Surfing, wake surfing and Jet Skiing Rider

Top FOX GEAR Picks -  Vue goggle, flexair Preest A1 LE FLEXAIR Jersey & Pant, V3 Helmet, Red/Black Instinct boots and Airline gloves

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