One could argue that this is the first impact that the Coronavirus has had on supercross or motocross, although it is nothing too serious and no one is actually dealing with the illness. Ken Roczen is hoping to keep things that way, so has chosen to skip all dealer signings and public appearances in order to avoid getting sick. The announcement was made on his social-media channels just moments ago.
“It is difficult for me to make this announcement, as I love my fans and they are one of the most important aspects of racing. Due to the Coronavirus, I won’t be attending any dealer signings or personal appearances until my doctors and my team and I feel it is safe for me to do so. Unfortunately, whether I like it or not, my immune system and my body in general are not what they used to be after all of the surgeries and trauma that I had. Being healthy is a key to my success and I want to make sure I race every single weekend at my highest level and put on a show for the fans, my friends and family. Thanks for understanding and I promise my team and I will make it up to everyone who showed up at the races or dealer signings to see me!”
The tenth round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross will take place in Daytona, Florida, this weekend. Ken Roczen enters the event tied on points with Eli Tomac at the top of the 450SX standings.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Honda Racing Corporation