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Roberts fit for season finale

Roberts fit for season finale

Roberts fit for season finale

Kenny Roberts will rejoin Suzuki team-mate John Hopkins at Valencia this weekend after three races out through injury. The 2000 World Champion was the worst hurt of six fallers in a first-corner tangle at Motegi in September, suffering a dislocated left elbow, but will be back in action for the final round of the season and the "end of an era" for Team Suzuki.

The Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana is the last race after almost three Grand Prix decades for retiring team manager Garry Taylor, and an introduction to the team for fellow Englishman Paul Denning, who will take over Taylor's role in 2005.

"My elbow has been recovering steadily and I'm coming to Valencia with the hope and belief that I will be able to ride," said Roberts. "Garry Taylor's last race is the end of an era for Suzuki and we're already working on starting a new one. I want to be there."

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MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMIO MARLBORO DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Kurtis Roberts

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