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U.S. date race against time for Team Roberts

U.S. date race against time for Team Roberts

Although the outfit is based in Banbury, England, Team Roberts showcase event is very much the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.

Although the outfit is based in Banbury, England, Team Roberts showcase event is very much the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Team owner Kenny Roberts Sr. is a legend stateside, and lives just a stones throw from the circuit in Salinas, California.

The team are experiencing a race against time as they prepare to overhaul the KR212V for the event, with new parts arriving in Team Manager Chuck Akslands checked luggage to Monterey if they are completed on schedule.

Hopefully some of the stuff that we´re bringing to Laguna will increase the grip level or help the set-up for the bike turning back. I´d say, given what we have, Kurtis did a good job. The plan for Laguna Seca is that I´m leaving England last so I can bring everything. It won´t be a whole bike but not far from it; frame, exhaust pipes and other parts. But it´s all right down to the last minute. So hopefully I´ll be bringing a big ole box with me. The plan is for the bike to get built on Thursday, explained Aksland.

Little has been heard from Kenny Roberts Jr ahead of his home race, with brother Kurtis having stepped in for the last few rounds whilst the former MotoGP World Champion awaited the radical changes. Last year he was on a rich run of form heading to Laguna Seca, just missing out on a podium spot in fourth on race day.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, Kurtis Roberts

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