Ken Roczen is taking a “break from the 2022 Supercross Series. Roczen has struggled since winning the season opener at Anaheim 1. According to Honda Racing Corporation, Roczen’s results have suffered as he continues to struggle with ongoing health issues. Honda says Roczen’s hectic race schedule is getting in the way of his recovery.
Roczen is dealing with the effects of the Epstein-Barr virus after recovering from serious injuries in 207 and 2018. Roczen also had an unrelated illness at the end of the 2021. Roczen also got COVID-19 after the January San Diego round of Supercross this year. During Roczen’s hiatus, he will seek treatment from specialists he has worked with in the past.
“The continued support of Honda is just second to none,” Roczen said. “I couldn’t be more appreciative of how we work together as partners and make these decisions together, even when they’re really difficult. I owe them a championship, and that’s my focus going forward.”
Roczen’s exact return to competition has yet to be determined.