After sampling seemingly each model of dust bike within the offseason, Ken Roczen has signed with HEP Motorsports Suzuki for 2023. The transfer to yellow serves as considerably of a homecoming for the German rider, who raced for Suzuki twice prior in his profession—first as a teen in Europe and the opposite stateside for RCH Suzuki in 2015 and 2016.
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“I’m past excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the third time in my profession,” Roczen stated. “We’ve had loads of success prior to now and I’m trying ahead to seeing what we will accomplish collectively in our future. I’ve loads of confidence in Suzuki and the HEP Motorsports program, and I’m excited to lastly get the brand new yr going with a recent begin. From the second I received on the bike, I felt proper at residence. It has been a welcome shock how rapidly I’ve tailored to the bike and the staff. We will probably be able to go racing.”
Roczen will make his debut on the 2023 Suzuki RM-Z450 at Anaheim 1, the opening spherical of the 2023 Monster Power AMA Supercross sequence, at Angel Stadium on January 7. The remainder of the HEP Motorsports Suzuki staff will probably be introduced at that race as nicely.
“We’re happy to have Ken again on a Suzuki and a part of the RM Military,” Suzuki Motor USA motorsports supervisor Chris Wheeler stated. “Ken’s expertise, dedication, and unimaginable ability are the whole lot we have to assist Suzuki and HEP Motorsports obtain the success we’re all striving for in 2023.”
“Everyone seems to be tremendous excited to have Ken Roczen on board” HEP Motorsports staff principal Dustin Pipes stated. “Having Ken as a part of our staff is certain to raise our efficiency and we will’t wait to go racing at A1 in January.”