Roczen crashes out as Dungey wins in Anaheim
Ken Roczen's season has come to a devastating halt following a massive crash over a triple at this weekend's AMA Supercross 450SX Main Event - prematurely ending his dominant 2017 season so far.
Roczen entered the third round in Anaheim, California leading in the points with Ryan Dungey sitting in second. However, a poor start in the main event meant Roczen dropped back and was swallowed into the pack, whilst Dungey made a comparatively strong start and was the flag-to-flag leader.
Roczen made his way up to third to battle with Cole Seely for the second spot, however an unforced error over a triple prematurely ended his race, as well as his title hopes suffering a dislocated wrist, dislocated elbow and compounded radius - no further information has been released on how long his recovery will be - however due to the intense nature of the Supercross calendar it seems improbable that he will be able to return to the action anytime soon.
The rider has captured the attention of many on and off the track, notably turning up to a press conference earlier in the year wearing a suit and stating on his Instagram account 'Time to go to work, boys'. He backed it up with a strong start to 2017 able to keep Ryan Dungey at bay in the process, however this incident will be a devastating blow for the rider as Dungey looks likely to reclaim the title once more.
23.01.2017 - Big Ed