BSB: Eddie Roberts appointed as new Riders Representative on the Race Control panel
MSVR has confirmed that Eddie Roberts will be the Riders' Representative on the Bennetts British Superbike Race Direction panel this season.
The former road racing and Grand Prix rider takes over from Roger Marshall, who has taken on a new role with McAMS Yamaha for 2021.
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Roberts won the Manx Grand Prix in 1974 before making appearances in the 250cc, 350cc and 500cc GP championships. An accident during practice for the 500cc Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama in 1978 brought an end to his GP aspirations.
He did however manage to secure an Irish 250cc short circuit title and claimed podiums at the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200. Roberts has long been association with Pirelli, whilst his Complog company has just concluded a 12-year period as the tyre logistics and service provider to BSB.
Roberts was also part of a successful project to resurrect racing at the Oliver's Mount circuit in Scarborough
“Firstly, I would like to thank Roger Marshall for his contribution and service on the BSB Race Direction panel and I wish him well in his new exciting role with Yamaha," Series Director Stuart Higgs said. "I am delighted now to welcome Eddie Roberts on board. His considerable experience and knowledge will be a great asset to the Championship.
"He is extremely well-known to riders and teams alike and this relationship is critical for the smooth operation of events and application of sporting regulations.”
The BSB Race Direction panel comprises four people: Stuart Higgs, the MCRCB Delegate, the Judicial Clerk of the Course and the Riders' Representative. They meet whenever required during events and are responsible in the first instance for disciplinary decisions, imposition of penalties and the adjudication of protests.