After clinching his first race win of 2023 in dramatic fashion at Indy, HEP Motorsports Suzuki’s Ken Roczen confirmed on the PulpMX Show on Monday that he plans to race the Pro Motocross Championship this summer.
“Yep that’s what I want to do,” Roczen said. “I’m excited to do it on a different than I have the last few years. If I can get my bike for motocross to feel like how I am on supercross right now I would be super stoked. I’m actually going to try and get a head start on everything. I don’t want to be thrown off guard after the season and just start testing late.”
The team will also compete in the second season of the FIM World Supercross Championship, where Roczen is the defending 450 champion.
In 2023, the series will have conflicting dates with Pro Motocross, as the series will kick off July 1 for the British Grand Prix, which is the same weekend as RedBud.
Round 2 of the championship is scheduled for July 22, the French Grand Prix, which is the same weekend as the Washougal National.
At this time, it appears Roczen has elected not to defend his WSX title.
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