ROCZEN SECOND AT RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM
Tedesco Sidelined Following Injury
POMONA, Calif. (October 12, 2015) – Ken Roczen and the RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing team turned in a runner-up finish in Saturday’s Red Bull Straight Rhythm at the Pomona Fairplex.
Roczen was the event’s fastest qualifier and advanced all the way through the 16-rider field to take on James Stewart in the final. Unfortunately, the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion finished second to Stewart after a mistake in the opening moments in the second race of the final round handed the victory to the defending race winner.
Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an event unique to motocross where riders from Supercross, Pro Motocross and Arenacross disciplines come together to compete in two-man, head-to-head, bracket-style races on an “unwound" track, where there are no turns, just a half-mile, purpose- built, straight rhythm section.
“We qualified first on Saturday and ended up second in the main event,” explained Roczen. “I won all my heats and went head-to-head with James Stewart in the final. We had a really close battle in the first one and I got second. In the second one, I made a little mistake up front and I crossed the line and that automatically disqualified me from the second run. Overall, I love entertaining people and I’m just glad to be healthy. We had a lot of fun and that’s all you can ask for. I’m looking forward to next year.”
RCH entered a second bike for Ivan Tedesco but the retired three-time AMA champion was injured in a practice crash on Friday and was unable to compete in Saturday’s main event.
Broc Tickle will return to the saddle of his No. 20 Suzuki RM-Z450 this weekend when the team competes in the fifth running of the Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
The Monster Energy Cup showcases the world’s top Supercross riders in a head to-head battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup and the chance to win $1 million. Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges riders to compete in three, 10-lap main events on a unique track inspired by RCH co-owner and five-time Supercross Class Champion Ricky Carmichael.
The 2015 edition of the Monster Energy Cup from Sam Boyd Stadium will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 Sat., October 17. Check local listings for exact start times.
About RCH Racing …
RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing is a professional Supercross and Motocross team co-owned by 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael and Freestyle Motocross visionary and entrepreneur Carey Hart. RCH enjoys factory support from Suzuki as well as marketing partnerships with Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Jimmy John’s and Bel-Ray. Stay up to date on all the latest RCH Racing news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing.
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