Ken Roczen dominated Unadilla and Phil Nicoletti said it best on the PulpMX Show on Monday night, “he made it look easy”. He was fastest qualifier and set the fastest lap in both motos, got 1 of 2 holeshots, led 27 of 30 laps, and won both motos to take home a perfect 50 points. Plenty of folks have talked about how his riding style is suited to the track, so instead of talking about that more, let’s take a look at the lap times and see just how much he dominated the competition.
In the first moto, Ken Roczen and Aaron Plessinger had an intense battle until Aaron ‘Larry looped it’ on lap 8. They were pushing each other to the limits and set a blazing pace. In those first 8 laps, Ken Roczen set 6 of the 10 fastest laps in the moto. However, it’s worth noting that Aaron had set 3 of the fastest 5 laps! Both of these riders were in a class all their own though Ken was just a notch faster than Aaron.
The second moto was more of the same from Ken Roczen, but instead of Aaron Plessinger, it was Chase Sexton that joined him in setting a blazing pace. Ken set 5 of the 10 fastest laps in the moto with Chase setting the other 5. Similar to the first moto, there were two riders that were riding at a pace well above the rest of the field, but it was only Ken Roczen that did it in both motos.
If there’s ever been a perfect weekend, Ken Roczen almost nailed it this past weekend in Unadilla. The only ‘blemishes’ were not getting the holeshot or leading the first 3 laps of the second moto. On a difficult track, Ken was able to set lap times that only Aaron Plessinger and Chase Sexton were able to match, and neither of them were able to do it both motos.
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