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Roczen to Return and Craig to Continue at HRC for 2018 AMA Pro Motocross Series

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Christian Craig will race alongside Roczen, when the German makes his return to racing at Hangtown on May 19. Photo: HRC
Christian Craig will continue to fill in at Team Honda HRC aboard a factory CRF450R during the AMA Pro Motocross series while Ken Roczen will make his return to racing.

With team riders Cole Seely and Ken Roczen both injured, Craig has been riding for the squad since the March 3 Atlanta Supercross, and he rode most of the 2017 AMA Pro Motocross series in a similar role.
Team Honda HRC Manager Erik Kehoe confirmed that Ken Roczen will be on the gate for the opening round of the 2018 AMA Pro Motocross series. Photo: HRC
Craig will race alongside Roczen, who is planning to make his return to action in the May 19 outdoor season opener at Hangtown in Sacramento, California. On April 11, Roczen underwent a successful 1.5-hour surgery in Vail, Colorado, where Dr. Viola removed the plate and 10 pins that had been applied in his right hand following a February 10 crash at the San Diego Supercross. Over the coming two weeks, the German native intends to begin with light riding before transitioning into full outdoor training and testing.

Seely, who fractured his pelvis and sacrum at the February 24 Tampa Supercross, is still on a non-weight bearing restriction but will be released to begin walking next week with the assistance of crutches. At that point, the Californian will begin more extensive physical therapy with Dr. H. Rey Gubernick (‰ÛÏDr. G‰Û
Christian Craig will continue to fill in at Team Honda HRC aboard a factory CRF450R during the AMA Pro Motocross series.

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