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New look for World Champion

New look for World Champion

World Champion Kenny Roberts surprised the MotoGP community by arriving to the Jerez circuit with a new red-haired beard. The day before most of the 250cc and 500cc teams started the main off-season testing sessions, Roberts´ new look was for sure the main gossip of the paddock and no one missed the Suzuki rider walking around the pit lane, in the team garage or around the Suzuki truck.

¿Any hidden reason behind this beard? We asked the World Champion. ´It´s no promise; there´s no reason. I just felt like changing a little bit my image´, Kenny Roberts said. The Suzuki rider even joked about it: ´Things change when you get married and in my case, I´ve got this new beard´. The World Champion didn´t want to say if he´d keep the beard the whole testing session.

Kenny´s new look wasn´t the only novelty in the Suzuki garage, as the team garage has been decorated with the bright red banners of new sponsor Fortuna.

500cc, 2001

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