In the Seattle Supercross main event, Roczen defended and re-claimed the second-place spot in the main several times through the first half of the 20-minute plus one-lap event. Three-and-a-half-minutes into the race he nearly made the move into the lead. Roczen battled inside the top five until the final quarter of the race where he had to settle for sixth place on the rutted Seattle track.
“Today in Seattle was a tough one. From when I first went out, I struggled on the track, I wasn’t really flowing with it and wasn’t very comfortable,” said Roczen. “So coming down to the night show I had an alright heat race, but I actually had the most fun, and I think I rode the best, in the main; and that’s where it counts. In the beginning, I was able to kind of slice and dice a little bit with the front guys. Another rider and I went back and forth a couple of times for second place. I put up a good fight. Once the track got extremely gnarly, I stopped clearing some of the jumps and that’s where I lost the most time. Overall, I’m pumped that I was able to salvage a sixth place. Of course, we want to be on the box, but we also must take the good with the bad. We’re still fourth in the championship and I’m happy with how the team’s been working and we’re keeping our heads up.”
Ken Roczen on IG post – “I don’t know what it was but i struggled from the first time i went on the track. I was just uncomfortable and wasn’t able to put the track together at all. None the less i actually had fun in the main which surprised me. “