Red Bull Teka KTM Racing recently welcomed its newest team rider of the Orange factory rider squad on January 1, 2011. This new video chronicles a day in the life of the young racer as he trains for the upcoming race season.
Roczen, who is one of the youngest and MX2 talents to emerge in recent years, joins the team with plans to tackle the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast races this year.
The 16-year old German racer made his mark at the MX2 World Championship in 2010 finishing in second place behind KTM’s Marvin Musquin. After warming up in the AMA SX competition, Ken will return to Europe to race alongside teammate Jeffrey Herlings as the Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Team fields two of the best young riders in the World Championship MX2 competition.
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Roczen has been in the U.S. training with the KTM team under the guidance of Roger DeCoster. DeCoster is a legend in the sport after a distinguished racing and management career, heads the new Red Bull KTM factory team that will contest the major US competitions.
Ken first sat on an MX bike at just two and a half years old and rode his first race at three. Born in 1994, he first entered the racing record book in Germany when he won the German Outdoor Junior competition in 2000 and 2001. He won the ADAC MX Junior Cup in 2006 and was second in the Junior Worlds in the same year. One year later he claimed the Junior World championship title and was firmly on the radar of the talent spotters for senior competition. “Kenny” as he is affectionately known at home in Germany went on to capture the Supercross title in Dortmund Germany in 2009 and earned the title of “Prince of Dortmund”. Even racing only part of the season because of the age limit restriction in 2009, he still finished in fifth place. Then in 2010, he turned up the gas to take 10 victories in the MX2 world championship to finish second behind Musquin in what was a closely fought battle right down to the final races.