News 17 Jul 2016

Roczen returns to winning ways at Spring Creek

Martin leads Star Yamaha Pro Motocross sweep in 250 Class.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ken Roczen bounced back in a big way and rode flawlessly to sweep the 450 Class motos and earn his sixth overall Lucas Oil Pro Motocross victory of the season at Spring Creek.

Behind runaway title leader Roczen’s 1-1 was Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM), whose 3-2 saw him top Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) on the podium overall.

“Today was tough as we were faced with a few challenges throughout the day, including a bent shifter during the second moto,” said Roczen.

“Fortunately I was able to grab clean shifts in order to make sure that I did not take the chance of losing points. Overall I’m happy to walk away with another win, but I need to go home and improve my starts so we can get out front a little sooner.”

Roczen’s fifth 1-1 moto sweep of the season brings his season win total to six, setting a new single season record for the German rider. He’s won 13 of 16 motos thus far and now has 12 career premier class victories.

Roczen maintains his comfortable lead in the 450 Class standings, which now sits at 55 points over Tomac. Musquin is third, 144 points out of the lead.

In the 250 Class, defending champion and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin basked in the glory of victory in front of his hometown crowd to earn his first overall win of the season, leading the first ever 1-2-3 podium sweep for his team.

Martin (2-1) emerged to take his third moto win in the second outing, which gave him the tiebreaker over Webb (1-2) to capture his first overall victory of the season. Alex Martin’s late charge to fourth allowed him to round out the overall podium in third (3-4).

Webb maintained his hold of the red plate as points leader, with his advantage sitting at 38 points over teammate Jeremy Martin, who moved into second. Savatgy, who finished fourth overall (4-5), dropped to third and trails Webb by 50 points.