Classic Racer - - PADDOCK GOSSIP -

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.

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