LAKEWOOD, Colorado – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen earned 2nd overall in the 250 Motocross class at the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series where his teammate Marvin Musquin also had a great showing with a 4th overall result.
Ken Roczen leaped off to a great start in the first moto where he nearly took the holeshot. Three corners later he made the pass into the lead. Roczen led every lap of the first moto holding off heavy pressure from Eli Tomac all the way through the last lap. Roczen’s win in the first moto was his third so far this season. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, started in 6th position for the first moto and improved his pace throughout the 30 minute plus two lap race to pick up two positions for 4th place in moto one.
In the second moto, Roczen once again got off to a decent start with the KTM 250 SX-F and was 2nd behind Eli Tomac as they rounded the first corner. Roczen held the position until the final lap when he made a mistake and rode off course while battling with Zach Osborne. Roczen dropped to 3rd and immediately found himself in a battle with Musquin when he regained his rhythm. Roczen was able to hold off his teammate to the finish and the Red Bull KTM riders finished 3rd and 4th respectively.
“Eli (Tomac) rode a great second moto,” stated Roczen on the podium. “I have to give him credit for the second moto as I wasn’t able to get up there and battle. I am happy to still get 2nd overall and remain in the points lead heading to the next round.”
Next Round: Bristol, TN – June 1, 2013
Results 250MX Class Thunder Valley
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (2-1)
2. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (1-3)
3. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda (6-2)
4. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (4-4)
5. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (9-5)
18. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM (17-18)
19. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (16-35)
36. Sean Hackley (USA), KTM (32-34)
Standings 250MX Class after 2 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 95 points
2. Tomac, 89
3. Musquin, 72
4. Baggett, 70
5. Osborne, 65
15. Savatgy, 26
22. Vincent, 7
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