#27 Joe Roberts

Rider bio

Joe has fun even when he is not racing, "I love surfing and racketball. I also play bass with my brothers in our band Red Tambourine." At school his favourite subject is English and in racing his heroes are Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards.

"My Dad got me a 50cc dirt bike when I was three years old. We live in the city where there aren't places close by to ride, so I rode in our tiny back yard and sometimes in the city park. After we watched the film "On any Sunday" we decided to try flat track, which I did on 50s and 65s. When the Supermoto craze hit the US, I also raced Supemoto before getting into mini road-racing riding a Metrakit 65."

He is clear where he sees his racing future. "I want to win the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and then get onto a Moto 3 team and then move to Moto 2 and then MotoGP."

Looking at what he learnt in 2012 he knows what he must do in 2013. "I ran more at the front in 2012 than I did in 2011. The big thing I learned was that in order to finish well, you have to get to the front as soon as possible."

"I think 2013 will be a big year for me. I tested a Moto3 bike in Spain in November and I think I can go well on one. I hope I can win the championship or finish top 3. I'd like to do a wildcard ride at one of the non-rookies GP rounds after I turn 16 in June. Obviously I'd like to ride in Moto3 in 2014."

Results

Race Position Points
01 APR 2011 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 1 17
01 APR 2011 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 2 20
02 APR 2011 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 12 4
03 APR 2011 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 9 7
29 APR 2011 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Qualifying 22
30 APR 2011 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Race 1 11 5
01 MAY 2011 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Race 2 5 11
10 JUN 2011 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 1 23
10 JUN 2011 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 2 20
11 JUN 2011 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 16 0
12 JUN 2011 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 14 2
24 JUN 2011 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 1 20
24 JUN 2011 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 13 3
25 JUN 2011 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 15 1
01 JUL 2011 Flag of Italy Mugello, Italy Qualifying 1 13
02 JUL 2011 Flag of Italy Mugello, Italy Race 1 16 0
15 JUL 2011 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 1 20
15 JUL 2011 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 2 20
16 JUL 2011 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 17 0
17 JUL 2011 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 NC 0
12 AUG 2011 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 1 7
12 AUG 2011 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 2 17
13 AUG 2011 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 1 25
14 AUG 2011 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 12 4
02 SEP 2011 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 1 21
02 SEP 2011 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 2 17
03 SEP 2011 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 13 3
Race Position Points
27 APR 2012 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 1 15
27 APR 2012 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 2 10
28 APR 2012 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 7 9
29 APR 2012 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 NC 0
04 MAY 2012 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Qualifying 1 6
04 MAY 2012 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Qualifying 2 8
05 MAY 2012 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Race 1 9 7
06 MAY 2012 Flag of Portugal Estoril, Portugal Race 2 5 11
15 JUN 2012 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 1 8
15 JUN 2012 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 2 2
16 JUN 2012 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 11 5
17 JUN 2012 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 12 4
28 JUN 2012 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 1 19
28 JUN 2012 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 2 13
29 JUN 2012 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 4 13
30 JUN 2012 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 12 4
06 JUL 2012 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 1 16
07 JUL 2012 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 13 3
08 JUL 2012 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 11 5
24 AUG 2012 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 1 15
24 AUG 2012 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 2 8
25 AUG 2012 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 11 5
26 AUG 2012 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 2 20
14 SEP 2012 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 1 13
14 SEP 2012 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 2 12
15 SEP 2012 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 12 4
28 SEP 2012 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 6
29 SEP 2012 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 8 8
30 SEP 2012 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 13 3
Race Position Points
19 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Qualifying 1 16
19 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Qualifying 2 12
20 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Race 1 NC 0
21 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Race 2 NC 0
03 MAY 2013 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 7
04 MAY 2013 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 7 9
05 MAY 2013 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 10 6
27 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 1 23
27 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 2 5
28 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 5 11
29 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 9 7
12 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 1 10
12 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 2 15
13 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 NC 0
14 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 11 5
23 AUG 2013 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 8
24 AUG 2013 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 4 13
30 AUG 2013 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 11
31 AUG 2013 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 NC 0
01 SEP 2013 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 NC 0
14 SEP 2013 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 7 9
27 SEP 2013 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 11
28 SEP 2013 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 NC 0
29 SEP 2013 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 NC 0