While Australian’s continue to purchase five years worth of toilet paper at a time, the Coronavirus has been linked to the AMA Supercross Championship. No riders have been said to have tested positive to the disease, however, Ken Roczen is the first rider to modify his program directly due to the outbreak. Posting on social media that he will be cancelling dealer signing and personal appearances.
“It is difficult for me to make this announcement as I love my fans and they are one of the most important aspects of racing.” Stated Roczen on Facebook.
“But due to the Coronavirus, I won’t be attending any dealer signings or personal appearances until my doctors and my team and I feel it is safe for me to do so. Unfortunately, whether I like it or not, my immune system and my body in general are not what they used to be after all the surgeries and trauma that I had. Being healthy is a key to my success and I want to make sure I race every single weekend at my highest level and put on a shot for the fans, my friends and family. Thanks for understanding and I promise my team and I will make it up to everyone who showed up at the races or dealer signings to see me!”
Roczen is currently tied for the 450SX AMA Supercross Championship lead with Eli Tomac.