News 10 Aug 2011

Roczen gaining confidence following Loket clean-sweep

Roczen was back on top with a clean sweep of the MX2 class at Loket.

Roczen was back on top with a clean sweep of the MX2 class at Loket.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing’s Ken Roczen is back on top and full of confidence following his clean sweep of the MX2 class at the Czech GP on the weekend.

After being defeated by team mate Jeffrey Herlings in the deep sand of Lommel at the previous round, Roczen was able to master the tricky conditions at the Loket circuit to win both motos from start to finish.

Race one saw a relatively easy win for the young German phenom, grabbing the holeshot and riding away from Herlings in the wet conditions, caused by rainfall on the morning of the event.

“It rained in the first race so there was way more grip, it was not so dry and rocky and slick. I got the holeshot and from then on I never looked back and won the race,” Roczen commented.

Race two saw a similar story for Roczen, however he had to really earn the second win, battling the rougher, drier track and vision issues on his way to clean sweeping the day.

“I had a problem in the second race because all the sweat was running down inside my goggles and I couldn’t see too well so it was bad conditions for me for sure and not easy to win the race.”

With still three GPs to go and 150 points up for grabs, Roczen has extended his series lead to 540 points, with Herlings in tow with 513, while CLS Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle sits in third place with 435.