Ken Roczen continued his impressive charge at the fourth round of 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, which was run at the scenic venue of High Point, as a dominant second moto has left the industry with plenty to discuss. The first moto was not quite as impressive though, as a crash left him with no choice but to salvage fifteen points via a sixth place. Why were the two motos so different for him? Roczen explained in a statement that was released by HRC.
“I’m glad we left today on a high note. I had a new set-up in Florida and unfortunately, with the weather, I’ve only been able to put a very short amount of time on it and that’s what I started with here today. I struggled all morning with it. Going into the first moto, we went back to my Colorado setting except with some clicker changes I’ve been running at home. However, that didn’t work for me at all.
“I wasn’t riding well and just went backwards in the first moto. For the second moto, I just went back to our full Colorado set-up and it was nice to see that we have a very solid base that I can go back to. I just knew exactly what the bike was going to do and we had an incredible moto. I came from far behind after a bad start and came away with a moto win and second on the podium. It was pretty huge.”
A sixth and a first meant that he lost two points to his main rival for the 450MX championship, Eli Tomac, at High Point, but he will still have the red plate at WW Motocross Park next weekend. The difference is that he will have to share it this time around, as he is tied with Tomac on one hundred and seventy-six points.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Honda Racing Corporation