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Roczen: I chose the wrong gate

Ken Roczen talks about how his poor choice of start gate ruined his start in last night’s Orlando Supercross, where he had to ride through the pack to fourth place. He still leads the series by six points over last night’s winner Cooper Webb.

He said: “That was some fun racing last night. I lost some points but I’m not the one being in the points deficit. Have some room to play with!

“Unfortunately I picked the wrong gate last night. Once the 250s were done, they moves the Tuffblocks and then I noticed that my rut was messed up and had a big kicker in it. Gate dropped and I fed my clutch and my front wheel hit it dead on causing me to really lift up and kind of deflected my handlebars.

“22nd around the first turn and 17th around the second turn made for an intense main event. I’m leaving in a high note as I feel like I was riding well and I had a lot of fun. Ultimately I wish I could have eliminated a couple of mistakes and made the pass on Eli stick on the first try as i feel like I could have gotten to the podium. Good battles through out the night though.”