Progressive ECSTAR Suzuki’s Ken Roczen faced adversity at the San Diego Supercross last night. Despite a promising start with a first-place qualification in 450SX and a strong second-place finish in the heat race, Roczen took an early lead in the main event. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until a momentary lapse disrupted his rhythm, causing him to go down.
Reflecting on the unfortunate incident, Roczen shared on social media:
“I was leading…😔 Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be yet. Everything was going well until I got slightly off balance, and I think my foot peg grabbed the rut and bucked me. My front end was so twisted; I barely made it back to the mechanics’ area for a pit stop. Of course, I stalled it along the way again 😫. I’m holding my head high as I am riding well, my starts are good, and I am really enjoying my motorcycle. Things like this are part of racing.
On the other hand, if there is a rider that deserves to get that win, it’s @aaronplessinger_7. I am super happy for you. Cowboy Up!”
Despite the setback, Roczen maintains a positive outlook, acknowledging the ups and downs inherent in the sport. He highlights his strong performance, solid starts, and overall enjoyment of riding. In a gracious nod to fellow rider Aaron Plessinger, Roczen extends his congratulations, recognizing Plessinger’s deserving victory with a “Cowboy Up!” encouragement.