AUSTRALIA — With the opening event of the FIM World Supercross Championship just weeks away, Honda Genuine Honda Racing is joining with Ken Roczen for the two-round season that will include events in the United Kingdom and Australia.
“Yarrive and his team are experienced, and they have achieved creditable results across the globe. I want to race this off season, and the Honda Genuine Honda Racing team is working with me and my personal sponsors,” said Roczen. “I am looking forward to seeing parts of Europe that I have not experienced as an adult, and I am really looking forward to traveling to Australia too. I have friends and fans there and can’t wait to enjoy some off season racing and great people.”
Roczen is going to compete this off season aboard a CRF450R that will be built and prepared by the HGA squad. Showa suspension is going to be equipped to his ‘red’ steed — Factory Connection has assisted by building and preparing chassis components.
Competing aboard machinery that he is comfortable on will aid Roczen in his quest for the WSX title.
“Ken is one of the fastest and most experienced racers in the world. I believe that experience is going to help the team,” said Yarrive Konsky, Honda Genuine Honda Racing team owner. “Additionally, his popularity will only help the sport grow globally as he races in new countries. It is a rare opportunity for me to learn and for fans of supercross around the world to see him in action. We are happy to play a small part in that.”
October 8 marks the beginning of the FIM World Supercross Championship.
The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, will host the historic event. Roczen last raced in front of the British fans in the August of 2011 — he won the FIM Motocross World Championship round that was run on that day and took the MX2 world title in that same year.