KENNY ROBERTS JNR MOTOGP LEGEND
At Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas, a celebration of Kenny Roberts Jnr took place. Joining a select group of riders, including his father, Kenny Roberts Snr, he was honoured by Dorna Sports with the title Legend, the 25th rider to be named. The two KRS are the only father and son to appear on this list. Present at COTA that day were also fellow Motogp Legends Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, and Franco Uncini, along with other superstars of the past such as Kenny’s former team-mate Sete Gibernau, Ben Spies, Loris Capirossi, and Randy Mamola. Kenny had his 2000 title-winning Suzuki at the presentation, along with his wife and kids. It was a celebration of all things KR, American racing originals spanning the past 50 years.
Words and Photographs: Norm Dewitt
Above: Kenny Roberts Jnr and Kevin Schwantz lap of honour. Right: Don Sakakura – Wes Cooley’s mechanic – was on hand and grabbed his Classic Racer.