News 22 Jan 2017

Points leader Roczen crashes out of Anaheim 2

Non-finish hands eventual main event winner Dungey red plates.

Source: Supplied.

Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen is undergoing medical attention after crashing out of the Anaheim 2 round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Roczen, who won his third heat-race of the year earlier, suffered a bad start at Angel Stadium’s third round and had worked his way up from seventh on lap one to third.

However, while sizing up teammate Cole Seely on lap 10 of the 20-minute plus one-lap main event, Roczen ejected over the front of his factory CRF450R mid-rhythm section and immediately was attended to by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Center team.

While Roczen was assisted from the stadium clutching his arm for treatment, title-rival and defending champion Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM) went on to win his first final of the year and take-over the points lead in the process.

Roczen had enjoyed a phenomenal start to his career at Honda this season, dominating Anaheim 1’s opener and then backing that result up at San Diego to edge out Dungey, who now leads Roczen – third – by 18 points in the standings.

Stay tuned for more when we have it.

Honda has announced via social media this information: “Word from the hospital is that Roczen has suffered a compound fracture to the left forearm. Everyone at Honda is wishing him the best!”