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Kurtis could ride second Roberts bike at Mugello

Kurtis could ride second Roberts bike at Mugello

Although yet to be confirmed officially by Team Roberts, the Oxfordshire based outfit are expected to enter a second rider for this week's Gran Premio d'Italia Alice at Mugello as they look for a turnaround in fortunes.

Although yet to be confirmed officially by Team Roberts, the Oxfordshire based outfit are expected to enter a second rider for this week's Gran Premio d'Italia Alice at Mugello as they look for a turnaround in fortunes. In a move that will smooth out any potential problems over adaptation to the team, Kurtis Roberts is the man in the frame for the second bike, making it a family affair as he joins father and team manager Kenny Sr's project alongside brother Kenny Jr.

Team Roberts will be hoping that the inclusion of Kurtis, who has MotoGP experience with his father's team as a result of his participation in the 2004 season, will enable them to understand some of the problems they have been experiencing with the KR212V. The switch to the 800cc bikes has seen mixed performances for Honda, who supply Team Roberts with their engines, and more input from a different rider could prove helpful for their partner's progression.

Kurtis has been named on the official entry list for Sunday's race, awaiting an official statement from Team Roberts.

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Kurtis Roberts

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