In a recent update from HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki Ken Roczen reflected on a fantastic day spent with his team. Throughout the second SMX at Chicagoland, Roczen and his team demonstrated remarkable consistency and teamwork. In the first moto, Roczen made a pivotal suspension change, even though it didn’t quite suit his riding style. Undeterred, he pushed himself to the limit, ultimately securing a commendable 3rd place finish after some skillful overtakes early on. In the second main event, Roczen brushed aside a victory that was offered as a “kind baby gift” by fellow rider Jett. Grateful for the gesture, Roczen acknowledged it, though he recognized that it wouldn’t impact the overall standings. What truly resonated with Roczen, however, was the relentless effort he poured into his races, and the impressive speed he maintained. Refusing to let his competitors escape, he even managed to reel in Jett when the need arose. It’s evident that Roczen finds satisfaction in the fruits of his hard work, especially when it results in key adjustments like the suspension tweak he implemented with @activeride. The unwavering support from the fans further fueled his excitement, reminding him of their extraordinary passion and love. As he eagerly anticipates the upcoming round next weekend, Roczen remains committed to delivering thrilling performances for his loyal supporters.
Ken Roczen posted –
I had a great day with my team @hepmotorsports yesterday. We were super solid all day!
I made a suspension change for moto 1 that i didn’t quite get along with so i went as fast as i could for what it allowed me to do. Finished 3rd in that one after some passes made early on.
2nd main, well i could care less about a “oh so kind baby gift” win from Jett. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it… the math didn’t make a difference whatsoever on the overall anyway.
What i did love was the effort i was able to put in and the speed we were going. Not letting him go, and also reeling jett in when i needed to.
I guess i just like seeing hard work paying off. We made a suspension change that i already ran in qualifying with an adjustment after the sight lap and that was what allowed me to ride to my full potential. Thank you @activeride
The Fans were unreal yesterday once again and i am super glad i am able to make it a bit exciting. You guys are the absolute best and i am thankful to be able to feel that kind of love!
Looking forward to one more round next weekend