Based on the available information, it appears that there is some tension between David Pingree and Ken Roczen following the 2022 Red Bull Straight Rhythm event. Pingree took to social media to express his disappointment with Roczen, stating that Roczen did not show any gratitude towards him for arranging the ride and providing his Yamaha YZ250 bike. Pingree also mentioned that Roczen failed to acknowledge him on social media, despite thanking other sponsors and collaborators. In his video, Pingree expressed his disappointment and called out Roczen’s behavior, stating that it lacked common courtesy. He also criticized Roczen for his narcissistic behavior and emphasized the hard work he had put into organizing the ride.
Pingree said: “When you aren’t man enough to come over and just shake my hand and say hey thanks for letting me use that bike whether you like me or dislike me I don’t care you know like that’s just common courtesy and he doesn’t have it and I shouldn’t probably be surprised from a guy who thinks himself on the podium and and puts up social videos of his calves”
From the available information, it appears that Ken Roczen left a bitter impression on David Pingree.
Pingree: “So I don’t know what his problem is but that’s narcissistic stuff
In the brief Instagram video, Pingree revealed that he had arranged the entire ride for Ken Roczen, including organizing track days and tests, coordinating the graphics and plastics, and even providing his own YZ250 bike for Roczen to ride.
Pingree: “Never thanked me for for letting me letting him use that bike for all of the work that I did getting that stuff ready and organizing it, He thank Mitch, thank Red Bull thank Fox thanked all these people never wants us and he got called out on one of his social media pages about it and they deleted it”
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