Ken Roczen

I just want to go from race to race and be on the podium all the time

Ken Roczen kicking up some dirt in San Diego, CL, USA 2013
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Hi, my name is Ken Roczen. My discipline is supercross and motocross. My friends call me Kenny. I was born on 29 April 1994 in Mattstedt, Germany. My special talent is being one of the youngest and most exciting MX2 riders. My philosophy of life is if you have a good fitness, you can keep going. My favourite food is pizza. My favourite music is house music, minimal, and punk rock.


Ken Roczen joined the Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing Team at the beginning of the 2011 season. Already known as one of the world’s hottest MX2 properties, the talented teenager from Thüringen in Germany made his mark in the world of motocross by riding his KTM 250 SX-F factory bike to an end-of-season triumph. 

Ken wrapped up the world championship season, winning eight of the 15 round GPs outright and taking second place on four occasions. Showing his fighting spirit, he vaulted back from a slight two-GP dip midseason, proving unstoppable right up until he secured the world title at home in Germany.

In 2011, Ken also rode selected races in the AMA SX Lites (West Coast) competition for the Red Bull KTM factory team in the USA, under the leadership of Roger DeCoster. Despite travelling across the Atlantic, Ken managed to take his first SX Lites podium at Anaheim 2, where he finished third and secured his first SX Lites victory in Las Vegas at the close of the season.

In 2012 Ken raced full time in the USA for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and added to his skillset under the firm hand of DeCoster, a legend in the sport and a team manager of huge reputation and credentials.

And such tutelage obviously paid off. Simply cast your eye over the young German's most recent accolades and you'll see that his career is already shaping up to be a successful one.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: AMA Supercross Championship (450 Class)

      Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: AMA Supercross Championship (450 Class)

      Daytona International Speedway, Florida

    2. 3rd Place: AMA Supercross Championship (450 Class) #6

      San Diego, California, USA

    3. 2nd Place: AMA Supercross Championship (450 Class)

      Anaheim, California, USA

    4. 1st Place: AMA Supercross Championship (450 Class)

      Anaheim, California, USA

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: 2013 AMA Motocross RedBud National (250 Class)

      Buchanan, Michigan, USA

    2. AMA Western Regional 250SX Champion

      Las Vegas, USA

  4. 2011
    1. MX2 World Champion