Featured In the January 2021 issue of Roadracing World:
American Joe Roberts had a breakout year in 2020. Competing in his third season in the FIM Moto2 World Championship, Roberts claimed three pole positions, one podium finish, and finished seventh in the final Championship points; landed a ride replacing outgoing 2020 Moto2 World Champion Enea Bastianini at Italtrans Racing; and got an offer to join the Aprilia MotoGP team.
We caught up with Roberts after he returned home to California for the first time in five months, and asked how he felt about his 2020 season.
“Seventh in the World Championship, that sounds pretty good to me. I think last season (2019) I only scored four points, and this season I scored 94. The whole season, we had such a great year …”
—Interviews: Americans In Moto2, by David Swarts
Joe Roberts and five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier are slated to race in the Moto2 World Championship in 2021, giving the U.S. its strongest presence in international-level racing in years. How are they approaching the upcoming season? Read the details in the latest issue of Roadracing World!
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