Video: Ken Roczen on WSX over AMA Motocross
Ken Roczen says he wouldn’t have been “around much longer if I had to do motocross again.” Steve Matthes spoke to Roczen after his WSX announcment and the German explained why the deicsion will help his career longevity especially after his health issues following that crash in 2017. Is this the future for US supercross riders?
Roczen thinks this is a schedule that more US riders will take, helping prolong their career by skipping outdoors and racing SX year-long.
“I think you are going to see this happening more often,” opined Ken when we asked him in the press conference. “This is maybe the first time when it comes to American supercross that we have so many, let’s call ourselves “old dudes.” The times have changed a little bit over the years we are now 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 but we are all up in the front and at the elite level.
“I think people are starting to realise that retiring early can be a big, big mistake and I think you are going to see people thinking this through more and more and see riders jump ship to becoming a supercross specialist all year round, most likely over the next few years, I’m being honest.
“I think we are all still hungry to see what the future holds with that.”