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Ken Roczen Vows Never To Give Up On 2015 Title Despite Horrible Luck At Atlanta

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RCH Suzuki Factory Racing rider Ken Roczen has vowed that he is not about to give-up aftr he endured a night of frustration and big wrecks during the weekend‰Ûªs Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross at Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

RCH Soaring Eagle/ Jimmy Johns/ Suzuki Factory Racing rider Tickle turned-in a solid overall performance by winning his semi-final then raced to an impressive sixth-place finish in the Main aboard his RM-Z450. Team-mate Roczen, however endured a pair of cringe-worthy incidents over the course of the day to finish 18th in the Main.

Roczen, was flung-off his bike on two separate occasions - once in qualifying and then again later in the night during the Main ‰ÛÒ but fortunately, the 20-year-old escaped serious injury, but the disappointing result cost him one position in the championship standings.

‰ÛÏThe whole night, actually the whole day, was kind of gnarly." Roczen admitted. "I felt like we had the bike figured-out pretty good.

"In the Main, my bike worked really good and I feel like I could have made up a lot of ground. I went in the whoops and caught one of the tough blocks somehow. It wasn‰Ûªt a problem with the bike or anything like that. Obviously, I just made a mistake. It just happened.

‰ÛÏThe automatic thing, when you tuck the front end, or have a problem like I did, you end-up holding it wide open because you‰Ûªre almost crashing." Roczen continued. "I just ‰Û÷whiskey-throttled‰Ûª and crashed really hard. I got lucky that I didn‰Ûªt get hurt. After that, the handlebars on the bike were bent really bad so it was hard to really do much after that.

"There‰Ûªs no give-up in this team. I‰Ûªm really lucky that I didn‰Ûªt get hurt and still picked-up three points. It could have been a lot worse.‰Û

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