The German struggled off the start again in the second race and came around the first turn 10th. Roczen worked to salvage as many positions as possible, making his way into sixth during the 17-lap race. When the gate dropped on the night‰Ûªs final 450SX race, Roczen launched his CRF450R to a seventh-place start. He struggled to make the passes needed to quickly get him to the front of the pack, fighting the exhaustion that had set in due to his sickness, but he eventually overtook several riders before settling into fifth.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm glad tonight is over. We were just one point away from another podium, so that sucks but overall I‰Ûªm still happy," Roczen said. "I‰Ûªve been fighting the flu all week, so my body didn‰Ûªt feel up to par tonight. My focus the entire night just wasn‰Ûªt there, and I was uncomfortable. I just wanted to minimize the damage, and I think we did that with a fourth. We‰Ûªre still second in the championship and only six points out of the lead. I‰Ûªm looking forward to having a good week and heading to Atlanta strong.‰Û