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Supercross star Roczen takes break from 2022 season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Supercross star Ken Roczen is taking a break from the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Series. His Honda Racing team announced the decision on Tuesday.

No reason was provided as to why he decided to step away for the time being. And it is not clear when he may return to the sport.

Ken Roczen sits on his bike before a Supercross event (Photo by Ken Roczen/Instagram)

Any hopes of coming back to win the 2022 Championship has gone out the window now with this announcement.

“Along with his team and family, Team Honda HRC rider Ken Roczen has decided to take a break from the 2022 AMA Supercross series,” Team Honda HRC said in a statement. “Roczen won the January 8 Anaheim 1 season opener in convincing fashion, but his results since then have suffered as he struggles with health issues. With the strains of the hectic racing schedule complicating progress, Roczen will withdraw from the series indefinitely, beginning with this weekend’s Detroit round.”

At the time of this announcement, Roczen was ninth in the points standings. He has 131 points.

He collected 14 points in last weekend’s event. Roczen finished ninth at Daytona International Speedway last Saturday in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Outside of his season-opening win at Angels Stadium, Roczen has not finished higher than fifth in the other races. He was fifth at during the Week 5 event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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