Joe Roberts will fly the flag for Swiss Innovative Investors in 2019. The sole American in Grand Prix racing this season, Roberts has a wealth of experience. He was MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Champion in 2015 after a number of seasons in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, and the young 21-year-old Californian made his debut in the intermediate category in 2017.
Roberts will ride alongside Iker Lecuona, who will be within the CGBM structure for a third season.
“It’s fantastic," says Roberts. "I’m very happy to join the Swiss Innovative Investors team. I kept an eye on the team as a fan of MotoGP and Moto2, and I could see their professionalism. Having the opportunity to join the team is a dream come true and I hope we can have a long and successful partnership together.”
"We’re very happy to collaborate with Joe," affirms Fred Corminboeuf, Team Manager. "The goal of the team is clear and evident – we want to allow young riders to reach the best level. Welcoming an American rider like Joe to ride alongside Iker is great news. He already has some experience in the electronics given his record in MotoAmerica. I think he’s a rider capable of adapting quickly and who fits our philosophy perfectly. We hope to have great seasons together.”
Swiss Innovative Investors the company have also formalised their commitment to the team and will remain main sponsor for a further three seasons.