MXA’S BIRTHDAY BOY: THE WORLD CHAMPION WHO PACKED HIS BAGS AND HEADED TO AMERICA
When German rider Ken Roczen hit the scene as a 15-year-old GP racer, he immediately stunned the world. He won the FIM 250 World Championship in 2011 for KTM at 17-years-old and immediately announced that he was moving to America. In the USA Ken has raced for KTM, Suzuki and Honda. He has a long-term contract to race a Honda CRF450 and loves every bit of it. He was the fan favorite for the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship and when the series was halted after 10 races because of the 2020 pandemic he was 3 points out of first place. Everyone is waiting for the season to restart.
KEN ROCZEN BIO
Hometown: Apolda, Germany
Current Residence: Clermont, Florida
Birthdate: April 29, 1994
Team: Team Honda HRC
Team Manager: Eric Kehoe
Turned Pro: 2009 in Europe / Made U.S. debut in 2011
- Racked up 11 career Monster Energy Supercross wins (450 Class) Prior to 2021 season.
- Won his first 450 Supercross in 2015 at Anaheim 1.
- Won the 250 class at the 2011 Glen Helen USGP.
- 2011 FIM 250 World Motocross Champion at 17-years-old.
- 2015 Monster Energy Cup Champion.
- 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Rookie of the Year.
- 2013 AMA 250 West Supercross Champion.
- 2014 AMA 450 National Championship on a KTM.
- 2016 AMA 450 National Championship on a Suzuki.
- 2012 Motocross of Nations Champion with Team Germany (250 division).
Ken Roczen’s smooth consistent smooth style gets him around the track quickly. he’s not one to make aggressive moves, but if its for the win–he will do whatever it takes.
- He is the first German-born winner and 2013 250 East/West Champion in Supercross history.
- He is the 2014 & 2016 AMA 450 National Motocross champion.
- He won the 2015 Monster Cup.
- He won the 125 USGP at Glen Helen in 2011.
- He is the 2011 FIM 125 World Motocross Champion.
- Most decorated German rider in the sport of motocross at the age of 23.
- Roczen lives in the U.S. — his family still lives in Germany.
- He is an avid golfer, surfer, and wakeboarder.
- He got married to trainer Blake Savage’s sister in 2019