Roberts re-signs with Suzuki

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Kenny Roberts has just inked a new contract that will keep him with the factory Suzuki MotoGP squad for the next two years.

It comes on the back of his maiden podium in the new class, scored at the last round in Rio. Garry Taylor, team manager said: " We’re already moving on with the next phase of the new bike, so it was important to agree terms with Kenny to concentrate on the way forward.

" A year ago the GSV-R didn’t even exist and now we’re in a position where we can lead races and win podium positions. We’ve come a long way in such a short time, but we are committed to making it a race winner.

" With Kenny now agreeing terms a major part of the programme is now in place and we can get on with the job. "

Roberts, who took the 500cc world title in 2000, has not enjoyed the best of times on the GSV-R. He had to miss a race mid-season for surgery to alleviate wrist pump, aggravated by the extra clutch and throttle work when back-shifting the four-stroke machine.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff