The MXsteeze #20 with Ken Roczen
Born on April 29, 1994
Red Bull/KTM Factory Team
Mechanic: Kelly Lumgair
Ken Roczen has quickly risen to an elite status as a member of the Factory Suzuki Team.
In the summer of 2011, the young German rider claimed his first World Motocross MX2 Championship at only 17 years old.
In 2011, Ken also rode select races in USA in the AMA Supercross Lites Western Region series for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, under the leadership of Roger DeCoster, as the youngest rider on the circuit at 16 years old. Ken took his first SX Lites podium at Anaheim 2 and secured a SX Lites victory in Las Vegas at the close of the season. Ken closed out the season 6th in overall series points.
A season later (2012), Roczen continued his success by collecting 1 race win and 4 additional podiums to earn a career-best 2nd overall in Supercross Lites Championship points. Ken’s momentum carried over into the AMA Pro Motocross 250 Championship where he put himself into podium position week after week and earned 8 podium finishes and his 1st moto win at Unadilla.
One of the sure bets to win in 2013, the chase for the AMA Supercross Lites Western Regional Championship came down to the final round where Ken was able to secure the title by a mere 2 point margin of victory. Carrying his success from Supercross into the Outdoor Motocross series, Ken claimed 8 moto wins, 2 overall 1st place finishes, and 10 overall podium finishes to finish 2nd overall in championship points.
In 2014, Ken accomplished a feat no other has by becoming the first rookie in the 450 class to win the opening race of the season in Anaheim. Ken collected 8 podium finishes and earned 3rd place in championship points standings.
Ken continued his success upon entering the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series where he collected 5 wins and 5 additional podiums in route to claiming his first 450 Pro Motocross title.
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