Ken Roczen spent all of 2021 proper Inside the midst of each the Monster Power AMA Supercross and the Lucas Oil AMA Professional Motocross Championship title chases. Finally, he missed out on each titles, however there’s Tons to be said For a method fixed his complete yr was. He earned extra factors than anyone in 2021 when combining each supercross and motocross and he gained A lot of races. There have been a quantity of days that rethoughtsed us simply how darn good Ken Roczen is, And that is refreshing in Some strategies Everytime you assume again to how a lot adversity he has confronted Collectively with his well being since his huge arm damage in 2017. Might all of this regular progress be culminating In a single factor huge for Roczen in 2022? We caught up with him final week To Search out out.
Racer X: You had a yr now on this bike to develop and get used to it Barely bit. What are you excited for about one yr in with this new bike and The event Technique of everyfactor coming into The mannequin new season?
Ken Roczen: I simply assume this yr factors are Barely bit much less hectic. We now have a yr beneath our belt. We started off with The backside settings that we acquired here up with final yr and tried To solely enhance and go a step forward from there. So, factors have been pretty mellow. I really feel we’re simply trucking alongside, doing our factor, and discovering out and studying Tons. We’re making an try A lot Of numerous factors than we usually have carried out earlier than, which is good Because you’ve acquired To maintain an open thoughts. General, we’re simply in An excellent spot. We now have A pair of extra weeks to go till we start racing, so clearly extra time to get prepped a bit extra. Aside from that, everyfactor Is candy.
How has the Off-season been? Obviously, no [Motocross Of nations] for you After which no Monster Cup as quickly as extra this yr, so not A lot Of these completely different factors That you merely’d maybe Want to throw into your schedule all by way of this Off-season. Is it good to have Barely bit extra time to dial factors in that method? Or is it virtually Barely bit Similar to you’re getting forward of your self as a Outcome of You’ve A lot time?
My off seasons actually have been The identical for A the placeas now as a Outcome of I’ven’t raced actually des Nations Aside from RedBud in 2018. So, it’s been super mellow. Obviously, I’ve a 15-month-previous boy and simply dwelling the househprevious life, which I utterly love. It was new to us all final yr, however now we’re in a stage the place he’s slowly Starting to stroll and all these nice factors. So, we’re simply staying house …….