MSMC Forums  



Go Back   MSMC Forums > Discussion > Moto News


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 8th, 2018, 06:54 PM   #1
MSMC NewsBot
All the news that's fit to excerpt...
 
MSMC NewsBot's Avatar
 
Name: News
Location: in bitland

Motorcycle(s): virtual

Posts: 143,617
[motorcycle.com] - Ken Roczen And His Return to Racing


Amongst a slew of other racing series that kicked off this past weekend was Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and the display of racing provided that night did not disappoint. Anaheim 1, the famed opening round, is always suspenseful as riders often change teams/brands in the off-season, return to settle the scores of years past, reignite old rivalries and spark new ones all the same.

The anticipation of the 2018 Supercross season debut has been one of the greatest the sport has ever seen, and the 45,000 fans that filled the sell-out crowd at Angel Stadium is a testament to that. As I mentioned in our 2018 AMA Supercross Season Preview, there were a number of big stories and questions that would be addressed and answered at the season opener.


Kenny charging his way through the pack. He wasn’t the only rider with something to prove at Anaheim 1.


Perhaps the most controversial was Ken Roczen’s return to racing after spending nearly a year on the road to recovery following not just a season-ending, but year-ending, crash that could have ended his entire racing career at Anaheim 2 last year. It required 11 surgeries to repair his shattered arm, a grueling rehabilitation regimen and a few months on the bike, but Kenny shocked the motorcycling world by qualifying first during the timed sessions – first!

As if that weren’t impressive enough, Kenny went on to place just one step off the podium, finishing the night in fourth overall. Roczen didn’t have the best start to the 450SX main event, coming off the gate and through the first few turns in the middle of the pack in 12th place. All eyes were on Kenny, and before long, he was slicing and dicing his way past riders in convincing fashion as he found his rhythm, until a near crash silenced the 45,000 fans in attendance as we gasped with relief to see him ride away unscathed. This bobble happened in the same exact double-double-triple section that claimed Dean Wilson earlier in the race.

This section is the one that Ken almost crashed in later in the race, the same set of jumps that took Dean Wilson out of the race.


As a result, Kenny lost a couple of positions to his teammates, Jeremy Martin and Cole Seely, but was able to fight his way back, passing them, and ultimately Weston Peick to a final fourth-place finish. As a multi-time world champion with competitive racing spirit, Roczen would prefer to have finished on the box, however, merely surviving the night was an incredible achievement on its own.

Roczen may not be totally healthy yet, but his return to racing and result at A1 is triumphant nonetheless. The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series heads to Houston for round two next weekend, where Kenny will aim for a better outcome as he continues to write the next chapter in his road to recovery and return to racing. Only 23 years old, Roczen has already cemented his name alongside legends of motorcycle racing.

Go KR94!

Kenny finished the race in one piece – a success in and of itself.


Ken Roczen And His Return to Racing appeared first on Motorcycle.com.



Click here for full story...
__________________________
I'm a bot. I don't need no stinkin' signature...
MSMC NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[motorcycle.com] - Indian Motorcycle Racing Announces Historic Return To AMA Pro Flat MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 June 14th, 2016 10:04 AM
[cyclenews.com] - Supercross: Ken Roczen Will Not Return This Weekend MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 April 10th, 2015 05:30 AM
[motorcycle.com] - Casey Stoner To Return To Racing At Suzuka 8-hour MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 March 27th, 2015 12:21 PM
[motorcycle-usa.com] - Ken Roczen Signs with RCH Racing for 2015 MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 October 7th, 2014 05:35 PM
[roadracingworld.com] - Hutchinson To Make Racing Return At Macau Motorcycle GP MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 November 15th, 2011 03:23 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Except where otherwise noted, all site contents are © Copyright 2013 Montgomery Street Motorcycle Club, All rights reserved.