Ken Roczen and Team Honda HRC part ways after six years together. Roczen broke the news in an exclusive interview with the legend himself James Stewart on the Bubba’s World podcast (Below), revealing that he turned down Honda’s contract offer and may be seen on another colour machine in 2023.
Ken explained that Honda was originally supportive of his decision to race the 2022 FIM WSX series. Ken continued by stating that Honda HRC recently made him a Supercross-only offer for the 2023 AMA Supercross season, but they didn’t want Ken to race the 2022 WSX series. Ken said that Honda pulled their offer because Ken refused to drop out of the WSX series.
Up next on Ken Roczen’s calendar is the opening round of the FIM World Supercross in Cardiff, Wales, on October 8th and Ken Roczen plans to race his own Honda CRF450 there. Then he will be racing the Red Bull Straight Rhythm the following weekend, October 15th, at Huntington Beach, and then he’ll race the final round of the WSX series in Australia, October 21st-22nd. Originally, the WSX series was set to be a three-round series for it’s first season, but the third round, which was slated to be in Indonesia, never came to fruition.