ROCZEN, RCH STAY ON COURSE AT UNADILLA

Chino, CA (August 14, 2016) – Ken Roczen and RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/ Suzuki Factory Racing tipped the balance of the championship scales a little further in their favor in Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Unadilla Motocross where Roczen dialed up a flawless 1-1 performance to earn his 13th career and seventh overall victory of the season. 
 
At the same time, Roczen collected his 16th moto win of the year and extended his points lead to 63 over second-place Eli Tomac with two races left on the 2016 calendar. After mixing it up with Tomac over much of the outdoor campaign and trading moto wins in two of the last four races, Roczen turned up the wick at Unadilla and left no doubt that he was the man to beat.
 
The rider of the No. 94 Suzuki RM-Z450 served notice to the field in qualifying and was almost two seconds faster than the competition in Saturday morning’s second and final 450 Class warmup. 
 
The 2014 Pro Motocross Champion got a great jump out of the starting gate in both motos, including the holeshot in the second, affording the German-born rider a clear track for practically the entire afternoon.
 
As a result, Roczen won the first moto by just over 13 seconds and put an exclamation point on the day after winning the second moto by almost a minute.
 
“Both motos for me were really good and my starts were as good as they’ve been all year,” Roczen commented. “The first one, I was about third and made some quick passes. I got myself in the lead and put down a few good laps. Towards the end, I tapered down and played it safe to make sure we got the win. I grabbed the holeshot in the second moto, which is an amazing feeling. I feel like my starts have been a lot better. I just put the hammer down. I think Marvin (Musquin) went down so I had a super-huge gap. I just tried to stay focused and not do anything stupid. We had another really good day. We need two more weekends just like that.”
 
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship races in the shadow of Washington D.C., this Saturday when the series returns to Budds Creek Motocross Park for Round 11 and the penultimate race of year.
 
The first moto of the Geico Motorcycle Budds Creek National from Mechanicsville, Md., will be televised live on MAVTV Sat., August 20 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10 a.m. Pacific. Coverage for the second moto will be televised on a delayed basis on NBCSN Sun., August 21 at 11 p.m. EDT, 8 p.m. Pacific. All motos can also be streamed live online through ProMotocross.com or the NBC Sports Live Extra app. More than 60 hours of coverage will be featured on NBC, NBCSN, and MAVTV throughout the 12-round championship, highlighted by nearly 40 hours of live coverage and three hour-long showcases on network television via NBC. 
 
About RCH Racing
RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing is a professional Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross team co-owned by 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael and Freestyle Motocross visionary and entrepreneur Carey Hart. RCH enjoys factory support from Suzuki as well as marketing partnerships with Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Jimmy John’s and Bel-Ray. Stay up to date on all the latest RCH Racing news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing.