MXA INTERVIEW | KEN ROCZEN TALKS ABOUT HIS MOTO WIN, THUMB ISSUE & BIKE SETUP PROBLEMS
It’s incredible to believe that it has almost been two years since HRC Honda’s Ken Roczen won a moto. It was back at Ironman 2016 when Kenny took a moto win. But he was able to get the job done at Red Bud 2018. Of course Eli Tomac’s bike issue may have helped Kenny’s win, but nonetheless, the record books wll show the German rider as moto one winner. Roczen’s (severe) injuries these past two years have been well documented, and extremely painful. Roczen’s win was extremely popular with the crowd in attendance, and its likely many of his competitors were happy for the 24 year old. At the end of the day we caught up with the 2014, and 2016 outdoor National champ to share his thoughts on the day.
By Jim Kimball
KEN, RED BUD WAS AN AWESOME DAY FOR YOU. YOU WON YOUR FIRST MOTO OF 2018, AND TOOK 2ND OVERALL. I got a pretty decent start in the first one. I was right behind Marvin (Musquin), but he crashed in front of me, so I wobbled over his bike and lost a bunch of positions. But then I really made things…