By 2011, and still not yet 18 years old, German star Ken Roczen had established himself as one of the world’s hottest MX2 properties, taking top spot at the FIM MX2 World Championship by winning eight of the 15 rounds outright and taking second place on four occasions.
Ken was born on 29 April 1994 in Mattstedt, Germany. He was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the ADAC MX Junior Cup in 2004, before making his first serious mark on the motocross world scene by becoming 2007 FIM Junior Motocross 85 cc World Champion and then by winning the German ADAC MX Masters Championship in 2009 and 2010.
After his MX2 successes, he took the opportunity to compete in the USA as part of the Red Bull KTM factory team, and he finished sixth overall in the 2011 250SX West Region, before moving over to the East for 2012, where he finished second. His exceptional progress continued in 2013, when he was named West Coast champion, and in 2014, when he moved to the 450 Class and won his very first race in the division en route to third place overall.
Known for his incredible fighting spirit, Ken has also picked up some spectacular results in AMA motocross, finishing fourth overall in his debut season of 2012, winning the first moto of his career at Unadilla. In 2014, he won the 450 class title at his first attempt, grabbing hold of the red plate early in the season and never letting go, leading the field with five overall wins.