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Rider info

Name:
Joe Roberts
Height:
1m 59cm / 5ft 3in
Weight:
48kg / 106lb
Resides in:
Malibu, California, USA
Born in:
Los Angeles, California, USA

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."

Career Highlights

2012

8th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 2nd in Brno Race 2. He scored points in all races except 1 but was disappointed not to be in the top ten more often.
Won 5 races with CVMA at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, USA, BMW S1000

2011

12th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 1st in the 1st race in Brno backing that superb win in the rain with a new lap record in the dry the following day. Still with things to learn to gain consistency but obviously a talent.

2010

3rd USGPRU National 125GP Championship, Honda RS125, 1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd.

2009

5th USGPRU National 125GP Championship, Honda RS125, 2 x 2nd, 1x 3rd.
WERA Grand National Finals, Honda RS125, 2 x 2nd.

2008

1st WERA West 85cc Championship, Honda RS150R, 5 x 1st, 2 x 2nd.
1st CMRRA 150GP, FX & 85cc Championship, Honda RS150R, 43 x 1st, 12 x 2nd.

2007

CMRRA & SCminiGP (mini racing) Metrakit 65cc and Honda RS150R (4 stroke 150R engine in RS125 chassis).

2006

STTARS Supermoto & CMRRA (mini racing), KX65.

2005

STTARS Supermoto & WCVDT Flat Track, KTM SX50 and KX65

2004

1st 50cc Champion AMA Amateur West Coast Dirt Track, KTM SX50.

2003

Flat Track races at Ken Maely's ranch, Suzuki JR50.

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 Apr 11 Jerez, Spain QP1 17
01 Apr 11 Jerez, Spain QP2 20
02 Apr 11 Jerez, Spain RAC 12 4
03 Apr 11 Jerez, Spain RAC2 9 7
29 Apr 11 Estoril, Portugal QP 22
30 Apr 11 Estoril, Portugal RAC 11 5
01 May 11 Estoril, Portugal RAC2 5 11
10 Jun 11 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP1 23
10 Jun 11 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP2 20
11 Jun 11 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 16 0
12 Jun 11 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 14 2
24 Jun 11 Assen, Netherlands QP1 20
24 Jun 11 Assen, Netherlands RAC 13 3
25 Jun 11 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 15 1
01 Jul 11 Mugello, Italy QP1 13
02 Jul 11 Mugello, Italy RAC 16 0
15 Jul 11 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 20
15 Jul 11 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 20
16 Jul 11 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 17 0
17 Jul 11 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
12 Aug 11 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 7
12 Aug 11 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 17
13 Aug 11 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 1 25
14 Aug 11 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 12 4
02 Sep 11 Misano, Italy QP1 21
02 Sep 11 Misano, Italy QP2 17
03 Sep 11 Misano, Italy RAC 13 3
Race Pos Pts
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP1 15
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP2 10
28 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC 7 9
29 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP1 6
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP2 8
05 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC 9 7
06 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC2 5 11
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP1 8
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP2 2
16 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 11 5
17 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 12 4
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP1 19
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP2 13
29 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC 4 13
30 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 12 4
06 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 16
07 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 13 3
08 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 11 5
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 15
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 8
25 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 11 5
26 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 2 20
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP1 13
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP2 12
15 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 12 4
28 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 6
29 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 8 8
30 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 13 3
Race Pos Pts
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP1 16
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP2 12
20 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC NC 0
21 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC2 NC 0
03 May 13 Jerez, Spain QP 7
04 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC 7 9
05 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC2 10 6
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP1 23
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP2 5
28 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC 5 11
29 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 9 7
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 10
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 15
13 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC NC 0
14 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 11 5
23 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 8
24 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 4 13
30 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 11
31 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC NC 0
01 Sep 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 NC 0
14 Sep 13 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 7 9
27 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 11
28 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC NC 0
29 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 NC 0