News 8 Oct 2014

Roczen speaks out about RCH Racing Suzuki switch

German quickly settling into RM-Z450 during initial testing.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

RCH Factory Racing’s new recruit Ken Roczen has detailed his return to Suzuki for 2015, teaming up with the team co-owned by Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael.

Roczen, 20, will vie for his first Monster Energy Supercross series and defend his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross title he won with KTM this season.

“I am really excited to be back on a Suzuki and especially as a part of the RCH Factory Racing Team’” said Roczen.

“With the help of Ricky [Carmichael] and Carey [Hart], two of the sport’s most accomplished owners and the great technical team they have assembled to take care of my RM-Z450s, I can’t wait to get started.

“We’ve got a great group of sponsors and when you look at the entire program, from top to bottom, RCH was the best package for me.”

Carmichael said Roczen was a welcome addition to the team, however a second rider is yet to be confirmed.

“Ken looked great at the test track and I’m amazed with how quickly he is adapting to his new Suzuki RM-Z,” Carmichael said. “It’s a testament to the team’s hard work and the quality of talent we’re committed to surrounding him with.”

In addition to landing Roczen, RCH has signed Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops as co-primary sponsor, complimenting the team’s current marketing partnerships with Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Sycuan Casino and Dodge.