Published: 03 Jul 2024

Talks Confirmed: Injury Doesn't Hinder Roberts' 2025 MotoGP Prospects

Despite a broken collarbone, Joe Roberts’ chances for a 2025 MotoGP ride remain strong. Manager John Hopkins reveals ongoing talks with teams.

Joe Roberts before his high-speed crash at Assen fracturing a collarbone // Photo by Lukasz Swiderek

Following a nasty high-speed get-off at the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen, Joe Roberts’ Moto2 title charge seems to be in jeopardy.

Keen to return to the track at the Sachsenring later this week, the American is sure to be fit enough to ride his Kalex at the German Grand Prix.

For the first time in his intermediate class career, the American seems to be in a good shape for a year-long charge at the title and is making headway for himself. 

So much so that “a couple of [MotoGP] teams” are interested in Roberts potentially joining their projects for the 2025 season, explains the American’s manager John Hopkins.

According to the former MotoGP rider, Roberts’ broken collarbone will not impact his hopes of a MotoGP ride for 2025.

“We are speaking to a couple of teams right now,” Hopkins told TNT Sports on Friday at Assen. “There are a couple of teams interested in Joe. One in particular, literally at lunch, that went extremely well.”

He is sure, Roberts’ injury has no impact on the American’s chances at a MotoGP spot for 2025:

“Injuries are injuries, not something that can be technically be blamed on a rider,” Hopkins said. “I don’t think it’s going to affect us too much while we are pushing for a MotoGP ride.”

“[Joe is] focused on the present, I’m focused on his future. We’re doing the best we can. I can’t give any full updates yet. But we’re working hard on it.”

Although the team has yet to confirm actual interest in the American, word keeps circling that Roberts could be an option for Aprilia’s satellite team Trackhouse Racing.

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