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
34 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]

By season[edit]

Seas Class Moto Team Number Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
1997 250cc Aprilia, Honda 11 0 0 0 0 0 NC 0
2001 500cc Proton KR Proton TEAM KR 80 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC 0
2004 MotoGP Proton KR Proton Team KR 80 8 0 0 0 0 0 29th 1
2005 MotoGP Proton KR Team Roberts 80 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC 0
2007 MotoGP KR212V Team Roberts 80 13 0 0 0 0 0 19th 10
Total 34 0 0 0 0 11 0

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
1997 250cc Aprilia MAL
Ret
JPN
Ret
SPA
Ret
ITA
Ret
AUT
18
FRA NED IMO NC 0
Honda GER
22
BRA
18
GBR
18
CZE
18
CAT
19
INA
Ret
AUS
2001 500cc Proton KR JPN RSA SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL PAC AUS MAL
Ret
BRA NC 0
2004 MotoGP Proton KR RSA
WD
SPA
Ret
FRA
15
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
BRA
19
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
CZE
DNS
POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
DNS
29th 1
2005 MotoGP Proton KR SPA POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL
Ret
NC 0
2007 MotoGP KR212V QAT SPA TUR CHN FRA ITA
Ret
CAT
18
GBR
13
NED
15
GER
12
USA
Ret
CZE
15
RSM
15
POR
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
17
MAL
20
VAL
Ret
19th 10

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. 

External links[edit]

http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/Kurtis+Roberts