With its finest Supercross season in the books since co-owners Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael announced their partnership four years ago, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John‰Ûªs/Suzuki Factory Racing comes in to Saturday‰Ûªs GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic ‰ÛÒ the first of 12 rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship ‰ÛÒ rested, refreshed and with a renewed focus as the Suzuki Factory-backed organization looks to grab the holeshot on the 2016 Outdoor Championship.
Ken Roczen, rider of RCH‰Ûªs No. 94 RM-Z450 is coming off the best Supercross season of his young career where he finished second in points with five premier class wins, 11 podiums and 13 top fives. At the same time, the German-born rider didn‰Ûªt finish outside the top six until the final round, two weeks ago in Las Vegas.
Lingering injuries slowed Roczen‰Ûªs 2014 Pro Motocross title defense a year ago but the 22-year-old rides into Saturday afternoon‰Ûªs 2016 season-opener healthy and eager for the gate to drop on the summer schedule.
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