Tuesday, July 19, 2011

?King? Kenny Roberts to ride all three days at Red Bull U.S. GP

Roberts plans to take to the track all three days beginning with the previously announced fan lap on Friday, July 22nd, and then on Saturday, the King will ride a specially prepared factory YZR-M1 distinguished in 50th Anniversary livery for several laps during the lunch break. On Sunday, just prior to the start of the MotoGP finale, Kenny will ride his 1980 World Championship winning YZR500!

?I?m really looking forward to it,? said Kenny from his home in northern California, ?as this will be the very first time I?ve ridden at the USGP and my 31 year old championship-winning YZR is ready to go!?

Two years ago Kenny took a few laps around the famed Indy Mile to recall his incredible win there in 1975. To see a video, click here.

?These very special on track activities are part of our plans to celebrate Yamaha?s prestigious 50th Anniversary of World Grand Prix racing ?said Bob Starr, General Manager of Communications for Yamaha, ?We are truly honored to have Kenny in our family and he continues to give back to his fans as he has done for so long!”

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