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Ken Roczen on podium finish at Salt Lake City

The Monster Energy Supercross got back underway after a break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Round 11 got underway on Sunday 31st May at Salt Lake City, which will host the final seven rounds of the 2020 season. One rider everyone was looking to take the top spot at the season break opener was Ken Roczen.

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Roczen went second fastest in the first qualifying session with a time of 42.3360 just behind Dean Wilson. In the second qualifying session it was a complete different story with taking the top spot with a time of 41.6660 with Eli Tomac behind in second with a 41.7330.

Roczen ended up in the second heat event for the eleventh round and ended up taking the chequered flag. We then headed to the main event for the 450 class which saw Ken finish up third behind Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac. He now sits in second place in the Championship with 244 points just eight points off the top spot which is held by Eli Tomac.

Here is what Ken Roczen had to say about Round 11:

“I felt pretty good. I had a decent start, but got bumped around a little bit and lost some positions, so we had to fight our way up there and were kind of just riding in a train; it was hard to make up time. I lost a couple of tenths and gained a couple of tenths here and there and then I kind of stayed the same. Obviously, Eli [Tomac] was super strong and Cooper [Webb] right in front of me, and I couldn’t really make a move. I had a moment with about a lap to go where I almost crashed really, really bad, and then the last lap I really just rolled everything pretty much just to kind of bring it home. A podium is okay. Obviously we need to put ourselves in front of Tomac, but there’s a lot of racing left and a lot of crashes out there, and with all the lappers, a lot of things can happen. Really, we just have to regroup and try again on Wednesday.”

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