Pro Motocross Round 10 at Ironman Raceway: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info

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Ken Roczen came to life in the last two rounds with a worst moto finish of second, but time is running out as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Crawfordsville, Ind., Saturday, August 28 for Round 10 of the 2021 season at Ironman Raceway. Three rounds remain and Dylan Ferrandis currently holds a 39-point lead over Roczen.

In order to catch Ferrandis, Roczen will need to average a points’ gain of more than six in each of the remaining six motos, which is no easy feat against a rider who has swept the overall podium through nine rounds of 2021.

Last year, Eli Tomac took the overall victory at Ironman with a 2-1 while Marvin Musquin won Moto 1 and finished second overall. Both riders enter the weekend top-five in points and hope to make up some ground of their own.

In the 250 class, a red hot Jeremy Martin scored the 2020 overall win with a 2-1.

Now the 450 leader, Ferrandis finished second with a 1-3.

The 2021 battle for the 250 red plate is razor thin with three points separating Justin Cooper and Jett Lawrence entering Round 10 at Ironman. The championship will continue to be hotly contested. Cooper (8-2) and Lawrence (4-5) both earned top-five overall finishes on this track last year.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 10 of the 2021 Pro Motocross season Saturday in the Ironman Nationals:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of the second 250 moto from Round 10 will be shown live, August 28 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The MAVTV Motorsports Network will have the live broadcast of the first moto for the 250 and 450 class beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

All the coverage, including exclusive qualifying, will be streamed live on Peacock Premium (the exclusive streaming coverage formerly on NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass moved in 2021 to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month).

Here’s this weekend’s Peacock Premium live schedule for Pro Motocross Round 10 at Ironman Raceway:

— Qualifying: 10 a.m. ET
— Moto 1 (250/450): 1 p.m. ET
— Moto 2 (250/450): 3 p.m. ET

Jason Weigandt will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all race telecasts alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston. Ashley Reynard will serve as pit reporter during the 2021 season.

SEASON SO FAR: Recaps of the 2021 season:

Round 1: Dylan Ferrandis (450) and Jett Lawrence (250) took overall wins at Fox Raceway

Round 2: A “perfect day” for Ken Roczen at Thunder Valley

Round 3: Dylan Ferrandis retakes the lead with High Point win

Round 4: With third win, Dylan Ferrandis stretches lead over Ken Roczen

Round 5: In 450s, Dylan Ferrandis gets his fourth win; Hunter Lawrence earns his first in 250s

Round 6: Justin Barcia gives GasGas first 450 MX win

Round 7: Chase Sexton gets first 2021 win; Jeremy Martin doubles down in 250s

Round 8: Ken Roczen stays alive in the points with Unadilla sweep; Jett Lawrence takes second 250 win

Round 9: Dylan Ferrandis, Ken Roczen score same points as time winds down on 2021


450 class

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 392
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 353
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 321
  4. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 308
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 240
  6. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 240
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas – 239
  8. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha – 224
  9. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 217
  10. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 189

250 class

  1. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 367
  2. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 364
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 307
  4. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 298
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 270
  6. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 220
  7. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna – 195
  8. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 186
  9. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 172
  10. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 168

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

Roczen Progressive Ecstar Suzuki
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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.