Deal with licensed WSX team is to be confirmed ahead of 2022 season.
SX Global has revealed that Ken Roczen has committed to the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), currently in final negotiations to join one of the 10 licensed teams for the 2022 season due to commence in October.
The 28-year-old Team Honda HRC regular is the most high-profile rider confirmed to date for the new-look series, which is still to formally announce any events for this year.
According to the Roczen announcement, however, he is yet to finalize an agreement to join one of the exclusive WSX teams, but once that is reached, confirmation will come via the undisclosed team.
“The WSX is a unique opportunity to compete on a truly global scale and I’m thrilled to be a part of that,” commented Roczen. “I haven’t raced overseas in a very long time, so I’m looking forward to bringing supercross to die-hard fans at these international events in 2022, all while competing for an FIM-sanctioned world title.
“I’m thrilled for what will no doubt be an unbelievable experience and a fantastic springboard for a full assault on my 2023 supercross and motocross championship goals.”
It’s been confirmed the pilot season will be just three rounds in its inaugural season despite initially expected to be five, while, next year could see ‘up to 12’ events when it’s due to expand from June.
“Ken Roczen is an absolute superstar of supercross, recognized across the globe. To have him compete in our inaugural season as we usher in a new, global era of supercross, is nothing short of incredible,” said Adam Bailey, managing director – Motorsport of SX Global.
“Ken embodies all the qualities that make supercross athletes, the toughest and most inspirational athletes in the world. It’s only fitting that he becomes one of our marquee challengers for the 2022 FIM World Championship crown.”