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Old 06-04-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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Kenny Roberts makes Moto2 bid

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03 June 2009 10:05


American legend Kenny Roberts has launched a shock bid to return to world championship racing in 2010, MCN can reveal.

Triple world champion Roberts, who has been out of racing since he quit MotoGP at the end of 2007, has submitted an application to compete in the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke class next season.

Roberts has so far failed to secure a return to the world championship despite protracted negotiations to be part of a major American motorsport project bankrolled by Las Vegas casino and hotel group MGM.

Roberts’ entry was one of 47 teams who applied to be part of the 250cc two-stroke replacement class when the deadline for application closed last Friday in Mugello.

Roberts’ application, submitted on his behalf by former Team Roberts Chuck Aksland from America, was one of the highest profile entries to be received by the International Race Teams Association.

All six independent MotoGP teams – Tech 3 Yamaha, Gresini Honda, LCR Honda, Pramac Ducati and Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati and Scot Honda all submitted entries for two-rider teams.

A provisional entry list will be drawn up at the next race in Catalunya on June 14.


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Old 06-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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As a rider?!?!?! I don't believe that.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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As a rider?!?!?! I don't believe that.

He's only 36. He raced in '07.
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He's only 36. He raced in '07.
We're confusing Kenny Roberts Jr (1999 Moto GP champ) and Roberts Sr. My guess, is that even though the article is worded like he's racing himself, my guess is that it is KR senior operating a team like he did a couple fo years back in GP...
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We're confusing Kenny Roberts Jr (1999 Moto GP champ) and Roberts Sr. My guess, is that even though the article is worded like he's racing himself, my guess is that it is KR senior operating a team like he did a couple fo years back in GP...
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, "triple world champion" that would be senior.
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I'm confused..... Where's Tiatool!?!?
Kenny Roberts Sr is building a team for Moto2 next season.

He is not personally racing the bike, he's just funding/ building a team for next season.
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I'm confused..... Where's Tiatool!?!?
Kenny Roberts Sr. is applying to field a race team in the new Moto2 600cc class. He will not be riding anything
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except perhaps a scooter around the paddock!
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The Aksland line is what threw me. I read it like Aksland was entering Kenny as the rider.
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I was hoping!!! Maybe he could ride one of those. lol
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Uh oh, bringing out the ol yami two strokes, now Keith is going to have to pull pics of his livery!
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