The German star finished sixth in the main event at the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series in Anaheim, California, although he claimed not to be happy with this result.
“From previous experience I have set my bike up very stiff for safety reasons,” said Roczen.
“I have realized that even before going to Anaheim 1 that it may be on the stiff side. At the same time, I didn’t want to flip everything upside down and keep messing around with anything just before the season starts.
“Ultimately I wanted to get to the races and then go from there. The tracks get really rough in the main and having a too stiff of a bike doesn’t help the whole situation and conditions. I felt like I was riding a BMX bike.
“No excuse though! Not pointing fingers or anything. We all know I can be and should be up at the front. The first race is down, I got the speed and I have put in my work over the offseason no doubt. This week is about taking everything a step down and come to (round two at) St Louis happy and motivated.”
This weekend is a return to Missouri after not having the venue on the calendar last year.
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