Ken Rockzen came to the US to ride his rookie Supercross Lites season with team KTM for 2011. Rockzen has been riding the West Coast Lites series and after a rocky (no phun intended) start to the season Ken started to settle in and show strong rides for Team Orange. As the 2011 Supercross Lites went on hiatus for the East Coast series to take center stage. Rockzen showed his talents and gave KTM fans a taste of what's to come in the 450 class.
Rockzen in the premier class proved he can contend with a pair of solid finishes on the the big bike. Like Trey Canard a year earlier they both have shown that the 450 class does not seem to be too big of a challenge for the riders.
In the mean time while the West Coast Lites series has been on break Ken Rockzen has ventured back to Europe to ride the familiar MX2 series of the Motocross World Championship.
The Motocross World Championship kicked off this week-end in Sevlievo, Bulgaria with Clement Desalle and Ken Roczen clinching victories.
In the MX 2 class, Ken Roczen dominated both days of racing with Tommy Searle and Jeffrey Herlings managing to finish second and third, respectively.
The German rider was unbeatable during both heats, managing to win the holeshots and leading each race form start to end.
CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle was second overall thanks to great results in both races. Searle finished both races in second place, while Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings scored a fifth place in heat one and a third place in heat number two, enough to secure him the third spot in the overall standings.
MX2 Overall top ten:
1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 50 points
2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 44 points
3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 36 points
4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 34 points
5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 32 points