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Progressive ECSTAR Suzuki and Ken Roczen Extend Contract for 2024 Season

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Photo of Ken Roczen at the opening round of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship
Ken Roczen took a win at the Indy Supercross, multiple podium finishes, and an impressive tie for third place in the AMA Supercross Championship.

Suzuki Motor USA has announced an extension of its partnership with Ken Roczen and HEP Motorsports.

Ken Roczen and HEP Motorsports have elevated Suzuki racing to new heights in 2023, and Suzuki stated that it is thrilled to continue its collaboration with Ken Roczen for the upcoming 2024 season.

The 2023 season witnessed Ken Roczen and the HEP Motorsports’ Progressive Insurance ECSTAR Suzuki team delivering a consistent and victorious performance. This included triumph at the Indy Supercross, multiple podium finishes, and an impressive tie for third place in the AMA Supercross Championship.

Furthermore, Roczen provided Suzuki fans across the nation with an exhilarating end to the season in the SuperMotocross World Championship. He secured crucial podium positions, achieved another impressive victory in the second moto at the Chicagoland Speedway, and clinched two second-place finishes in the final race at the LA Memorial Coliseum, securing second place overall in the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship.

“I am extremely excited to re-sign with the team,” expressed Ken Roczen. “We have accomplished amazing things in 2023, and I am eager to achieve even greater success in 2024. This has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding years of my career, and I am thrilled to keep the momentum going.”

Team Manager Larry Brooks echoed this excitement, stating, “We are excited to have Roczen back on the team for 2024. We’ve come a long way since the beginning of the year and established ourselves as top competitors. Whenever Ken Roczen was on the track, he was a contender for victory. The entire team, including Ken himself, put in tremendous effort, and the results speak for themselves. Reflecting on what we’ve achieved, I am truly impressed. I am confident that Ken will continue to succeed in 2024.”

Chris Wheeler, Motorsports Manager at Suzuki Motor USA, LLC, added, “Everyone at Suzuki is thrilled to extend our partnership with Ken Roczen for 2024. Ken has brought a new level of racing performance and excitement to Suzuki this year, and we eagerly anticipate carrying that performance forward with Ken in 2024.”

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