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The Rise of Roczen

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Making His Mark

Photograph By Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

In just his third year in the 250 class, Roczen claimed the top spot in a thrilling battle with Eli Tomac that went down to the last lap of the final race of the 2013 season in Las Vegas. Roczen went into Vegas with a five-point lead, but a hard-charging and determined Tomac would take the early lead and the main event win. Roczen then had to finish in second place to claim the season title, which he did after a down-to-the-wire battle with Martin Davalos.