June 2002 The first race of the revised MotoGP class at Suzuka did actually feel like a new era. It was a bigger deal. The thing that we have adopted now - after what I'd said years ago - is that we need to bring more engineering into the motorcycle business, and the new rules...
After deposing Barry Sheene for three straight championships, Kenny Roberts stopped winning the 500GP title after 1980. He remained King Kenny nonetheless. In racing terms, his status equalled that of Valentino Rossi.In 1982, injury at the British
Roberts Senior World Championship contenders, even the greats like Rainey, Lawson, Schwantz, Gardner, Doohan and (whisper it) Rossi, a lot longer than a single 500 race to leapfrog onto motorcycle racing's highest podium step. No home-town advantage
helmet and leathers in the end. I was right, though. Kenny Roberts won the 500 Championship in 1978 at his first time of trying on circuits he’d never even seen before. Sheene never really recovered from the shock of that, but at least he and I eventually
Five times 500cc world champion Mick Doohan once said that racing was "20 per cent physical and 80 per cent mental." Most top flight riders of today (some of whom remember what it was like to struggle around in Mick's wake) would agree with him. So why waste time and effort sweat...
are the videos to go with it. Enjoy!Assen: Chili vs. FoggyDonington Park: Kiyonari sliding through qualifyingEstoril: Classic Rossi, Elias, Roberts JrEstoril: Classic Rossi, Elias, Roberts JrJerez: Gibernau vs. RossiKyalami: 1999 WSB - Back with the RC45Laguna
at the end of 1984, and saw a need to manage the delivery of healthcare by motorcycle. He suggested putting on a race to raise awareness."Randy, Kenny Roberts and I got the first event up and running," says Andrea Coleman. "Kenny brought his whole team
for many of the advances in safety and protection features that have evolved over the past 40 years.Kenny Roberts was the first GP rider to wear recognised road/race developed boots in the early 1970's. Reminiscent of the early protective boots
Niall Mackenzie and James Whitham rediscover their racing rivalry - this time on trials bikes at the Lampkin Action Day Experience in YorkshireCould you ever imagine Kenny Roberts senior and junior spending a day at Donington teaching you the finer
, Kenny Roberts and privateer Steve Manship – all thought they had won the race! Even officials had no clue… Roberts eventually got the nod, from Manship and Sheene. The most celebrated British GP, if not the most exciting GP ever, was the 1979 race
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