Reigning World Supercross champion Ken Roczen has signed for H.E.P Motorsports Suzuki for the 2023 season.
Roczen, who won the AMA Motocross Championship with Suzuki in 2016, will return in yellow for the 2023 campaign, which opens with the AMA Supercross Championship at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on January 7.
The German native will start his third stint with Suzuki, after enjoying success in yellow before moving to the States, where he again took wins and a championship on RM-Z450 machinery.
He said, "I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the third time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future. I have a lot of confidence in Suzuki and the H.E.P. Motorsports program and I am excited to finally get the new year going with a fresh start. From the moment I got on the bike I felt right at home. It has been a welcome surprise how quickly I’ve adapted to the bike and the team. We will be ready to go racing come January 7."
"We are pleased to have Ken [Roczen] back on a Suzuki and part of the RM Army," said Chris Wheeler, motorsports manager for Suzuki Motor USA. "Ken’s experience, determination, and incredible skill are everything we need to help Suzuki and H.E.P. Motorsports achieve the success we are all striving for in 2023."
"Everyone is super-excited to have Ken Roczen on board” added Dustin Pipes, team principal at H.E.P. Motorsports. "Having Ken as part of our team is sure to elevate our performance and we can’t wait to go racing at A1 in January."