The list of MotoGP Legends is constantly growing with some of the best names ever to ride a motorcycle, and now one more can be added to the list: Kenny Roberts Jr.
The 500cc World Champion in 2000, Kenny Roberts Jr. broke the streak of premier class wins by Honda, with his Suzuki – the victory also making him part of the first father-son duo to win 500GP Championships.
Outside of the headlines, Roberts Jr. was instrumental in starting the Grand Prix Safety Commission, which has become a leading factor in the increasing standards of safety found in the MotoGP Championship today.
“I haven’t been up here for a long time! This is an extremely special moment, and I didn’t write a speech or anything because I wanted the raw emotion of the day, with my dad and Carmelo up here,” said Kenny Roberts Jr.
“Now, being able to celebrate here with my wife Rochelle and our kids, her family, some of my family and friends, my dad…words don’t help because you can’t describe it.”
“As a dream you say ‘I have this dream to do this one day’ but then maybe it doesn’t work out, or the right people aren’t there that you want to be there when something like this finally happens, in 20 or 25 years.”