Joe Roberts

Moto 2, Guest coach CSS India

Joe grew up in the city of Los Angeles, California. His father bought him a 50cc dirt bike shortly before his fourth birthday. Living in the city, he started out practicing his skills at home in the garden and in the Hollywood Hills nearby. His first competition was flat track (American dirt oval) on the 50cc. He then transitioned to Supermoto, which is mixed dirt and paved surfaces on 65cc motorcycles. His next progession was mini road racing aboard scaled down road racing bikes on outdoor karting tracks. At age 11, he ventured on to full sized tracks on a Honda RS125. He competed nationally with the USGPRU (United States Grand Prix Racers Union) for 2 years, finishing 5th and then 3rd in the 125GP class before being selected for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for the 2011 season. The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is a series designing to discover future Grand Prix racing talent and runs at Grand Prix events. He scored a win in his first year at the Brno Grand Prix. He was invited back for the 2012 season, where he led races and scored podiums. He is the current lap record holder at Brno. Joe has been invited for a 3rd year in the Rookies Cup, which is a rare honor.

Joe has been coached by Keith Code and the California Superbike school since 2008. Joe is as comfortable riding large bikes as small ones. In November, he rode one of the California Superbike School's BMW S1000s to 5 race victories in a local race in California.

Hobbies: Cyclng, Surfing, Snowboarding. Plays bass in a band with his brothers.

  • 2004 50cc Champion, AMA Amateur West Coast Dirt Track, KTM SX50.
  • 2005 STTARS Supermoto & WCVDT (Flat Track), KTM SX50 and KX65
  • 2006 STTARS Supermoto & CMRRA (mini road racing), KX65.
  • 2007 CMRRA & SCminiGP (mini road racing) Metrakit 50cc and Honda RS150R (4 stroke 150R engine in Honda RS125 chassis).
  • 2008 WERA West 85cc Champion, Honda RS150R, 5 x 1st, 2 x 2nd.
  • CMRRA 150GP, Formula Extreme and 85cc Champion, Honda RS150R, 43 x 1st, 12 x 2nd.
  • 2009 5th overall in USGPRU National 125GP Championship, Honda RS125, 2 x 2nd, 1x 3rd.
  • WERA Grand National Finals, Honda RS125, 2 x 2nd.
  • 2010 3rd overall in USGPRU National 125GP Championship on Honda RS125 behind 2 Aprilias, 1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd. Selected for Red Bull MotoGP Rookies at try-outs.
  • 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies. Finished season in 12th place as one of the youngest riders in the series. Best result 1st place in Brno.
  • 2012 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies. Finished season in 8th. Best result result 2nd. Led 5 races. Holds Brno lap record (2'12.635)