Kurtis Roberts

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Kurtis Roberts
Nationality American
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1997, 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007
First race 1997 250cc Malaysian Grand Prix
Last race 2007 MotoGP Valencian Grand Prix
Team(s) Aprilia, Honda, Proton KR, KR212V
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
31 0 0 0 0 11

Kurtis Roberts is a motorcycle road racer, born on 17 November 1978 in Turlock, California. He is the youngest son of three-time 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts, and the younger brother of 2000 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts, Jr.. He has raced in most major US and international motorcycle racing championships, in both Grand Prix and Superbike categories.

AMA[edit]

In 1998 Kurtis joined Erion Honda, starting out in 250s as he had experience of this level. He was runner-up in the AMA 250cc series that year, also riding in a few 600cc Supersport races. In both 1999 and 2000 he won the AMA Formula Xtreme series, adding the 600cc Supersport in 2000. Moving to the prestigious American Honda team, his first 3 AMA Superbike Championship podium finishes came in 2001 - taking his first wins[1] and third overall in 2003, after missing much of 2002 due to injury. 2005 was a disastrous return to Erion,[2] despite a second place in the Daytona 200.[3]

International[edit]

In 1997 Kurtis contested the 250cc World Championship.

In 2004 he joined his father's Proton MotoGP team, but this was uncompetitive, scoring just one point all year. In 2006 he rode in selected Superbike World Championship rounds for the Pedercini Ducati team.[4]

After attempting to set up an AMA team with former champion Doug Chandler[5] he resumed his links with his father's MotoGP team for 2007, taking over from his brother when Kenny Roberts, Jr. decided the bike was not competitive enough. He took minor points in three successive rounds.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rubber Magazine - Interview: Kurtis Roberts Talks". Rubbermag.com. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Soup :: Kurtis Roberts Unsigned For '06". Superbikeplanet.com. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ "DuHamel Wins Record Tying 5th Daytona 200!". Theautochannel.com. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  4. ^ "WSBK: Kurtis Roberts replaces Neukirchner at Pedercini". Crash.net. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Kurtis Roberts, Chandler Trying To Form AMA Superbike Team For 2007". Roadracing World Publishing. 2006-11-13. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Kurtis Roberts Doubles His Points At Sachsenring". Londonbikers.com. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 

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