ROCZEN EARNS 2ND AT STEEL CITY RACEWAY!
published at 02.09.2012 / created by Christy LaCurelle
DELMONT, Pennsylvania – Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider Ken Roczen finished 2nd overall in the 250 Motocross Class after earning 3-2 moto finishes at the eleventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Steel City Raceway. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, also had an impressive ride finishing 5th overall for the day.
In the first moto, Ken Roczen leaped out to a great start sitting inside the top three at the end of the first lap. Marvin Musquin was not far behind in 5th position. The two Red Bull KTM teammates held their pace and put together two solid rides to remain in their position and earn top five finishes in the first moto. Roczen finished 3rd overall while Musquin finished 5th for the first moto.
Roczen earned another great start in the second moto where he rounded the first lap in 3rd position. Musquin was a little further back in 7th position. On the next lap, Roczen made a pass to take over 2nd place while Musquin passed into 4th place. Roczen continued to click off impressive lap times and finished the second moto in 2nd place. His two podium finish results earned him 2nd place overall for the day. Meanwhile, Musquin lost one position near the end of the moto that dropped him to 5th. He crossed the finish line in 5th place to duplicate his first moto finish and earn 5th overall for the day.
Both riders will now head to California to race the final round of the series to be held in Lake Elsinore, CA on September 8, 2012.
Results 250 Motocross Class Steel City
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda – 1-1
2. Ken Roczen (D), KTM – 3-2
3. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda – 2-3
4. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki – 4-4
5. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM – 5-5
9. Malcolm Stewart (USA), KTM – 6-12
Standings 250 Motocross Class after 22 of 24 races
1. Baggett, 472 points
2. Tomac, 458
3. Barcia, 454
4. Roczen, 427
5. Musquin, 368
12. Stewart, 161