HEP Ecstar Proggresive Suzuki Ken Roczen finished third in 450 Main Event in San Francisco last night, 27 seconds behind defending champion Sexton. That’s enough for third place in the extremely difficult conditions – ahead of his surprisingly strong Suzuki teammate Shane McElrath, who sets a personal best.
Ken Roczen: “I didn’t know where I was for a while. I wanted to stick with it and try to have fun somehow. I also wanted to protect the bike and was accordingly hesitant with the clutch. I’m really happy. Thanks to the team and mine Mechanic. After I was third, I thought I wanted to secure the podium. At the finish line, a weight fell off my shoulders.”
Ken Roczen posted –
Love that sh**!
Insane day in SF. Some of the heaviest mud i have ever ridden in supercross, hands down.
First off i was glad to make i through the heat race with a 3rd. I did NOT want to go to the LCQ and we all know with those kind of conditions that can happen real quick.
Awesome start in the main too with @chasesexton and i getting there. I went around the first turn 1st but completely blind and couldn’t pull the tear off and ended up stalling it. I just sat there like a dingle berry 😂
I was in disbelief as a start like that was key was to a successful night.
Once i got her fired up we went to work and i went from pretty much probably last all the way up to 3rd and secured my first podium of 2024 🙂