ROCZEN PLACES 3RD IN 250 MOTOCROSS CLASS AT FREESTONE RACEWAY
published at 27.05.2012 / created by Christy LaCurelle
WORTHAM, Texas – Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen backed up his first round results with another podium at the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Freestone Raceway with a 3rd place overall finish.
The young German Ken Roczen, leaped off the line to a great start in the first moto. He rounded the first lap in 3rd position and made a pass for 2nd early into the second lap. He remained inside the top three throughout the length of the moto to finish 3rd overall at the end of moto one.
His teammate, Marvin Musquin, also had a great start in the first moto. He was inside the top five and was able to maintain his pace throughout the 17-lap race. “My hand felt much better this week and I was able to train and build my fitness,” commented Musquin. He rode strong to finish 5th in the first moto.
The second moto did not start as well for either Red Bull/KTM rider. Both riders garnered a top ten start but struggled to make passes early on. By the fourth lap, Roczen had moved from 8th to 4th position but the leaders had begun to pull away out front. He maintained a steady pace and held on for 4th in moto two. His 3-4 results earned him 3rd overall for the day.
Musquin started 10th in the second moto and was able to move up two positions by the third lap. By lap six he had moved into 6th place. Unfortunately, a couple small mistakes cost him two positions on the next couple laps bumping him down to 8th. He was able to hang on to 8th place to secure a top ten finish. His 5-8 results placed him 6th overall for the day.
Next Race: Thunder Valley, Lakewood, CO – June 2, 2012
Results 250 Motocross Class Freestone
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda – 1-1
2. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki – 2-2
3. Ken Roczen (D), KTM – 3-4
4. Blake Wharton (USA), Suzuki – 6-3
5. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda – 4-5
6. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM – 5-8
Standings 250 Motocross Class after 1 of 12 rounds
1. Baggett, 94 points
2. Roczen, 80
3. Tomac, 79
4. Barcia, 76
5. Wharton, 55
6. Musquin, 52