Progressive Ecstar Suzuki rider Ken Roczen was finally victorious this weekend, winning his first Supercross race of the season and since he’s been on the Suzuki team. Firstly, I’d like to say I’ve never seen a crowd so pumped for a rider to win. It’s awesome to see that Kenny has proven the haters wrong, all he needs to do now is remain consistent.
Now let’s talk about his plans for 2023. When he signed with the HEP Suzuki squad, he signed a Monster Energy Supercross only deal, with the options to race Lucas Oil Pro Motocross in the summer or head to the World Supercross series as he did last year. Originally he claimed he was intending on going back to world supercross to defend his world championship, but with how well things are going in Monster Energy Supercross, it sounds like he’s going to take a shot at the 2023 Pro Motocross and Supermotocross championship.
Ken Roczen confirmed on the PulpMX Show on Monday that he plans to race the Pro Motocross Championship this summer.
“Yep that’s what I want to do,” Roczen said. “I’m excited to do it on a different than I have the last few years. If I can get my bike for motocross to feel like how I am on supercross right now I would be super stoked. I’m actually going to try and get a head start on everything. I don’t want to be thrown off guard after the season and just start testing late.”