Motocross

Ken Roczen happy with first moto win for the season

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RCH Suzuki Factory Racing‰Ûªs Ken Roczen raced to second place overall in Saturday‰Ûªs Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Red Bull Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway as the German leapt to second in the standings.

After battleing serious injuries in the opening rounds Roczen earned his first moto win of the season ending the day with a 3-1 result and with eight races remaining on the 2015 AMA Outdoor calendar, he trails leader Ryan Dungey by 37 points.

Roczen was spot-on all weekend and despite struggling with the handle on his #1-Plate Suzuki during the first moto, the 21-year-old raced at the front of the field and finished third.

In the second moto, Roczen collected the holeshot and never looked back, leading all 18 laps. At one point, the defending Pro Motocross Champion built a comfortable 12-second lead and ultimately cruised to an eight-plus-second margin victory over Dungey.

‰ÛÏOur day was a little bit better,‰Û

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