MotoGP History on the Move: Kenny Roberts' Racebikes Headed to Indy

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How do you safely transport Grand Prix racing history cross-country from California to Indiana? Strapped-down securely in a plain-wrap van, of course!

The two-stroke V-Three KR3 and four-stroke V-Five KR5 designed and built in Banbury, England, by two-time AMA Grand National and three-time 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts are wending their way to the Hoosier state. Both bikes will be on display during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix weekend, August 27-29. After the event, the as-raced machines will move to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, where they will be shown in all their track-ready glory during the coming year, possibly longer.

Gritty Ulsterman Jeremy McWilliams won pole position on the lightweight KR3 at Australia's Phillip Island circuit in 2002. It was the final time that a two-stroke held the top grid spot at a MotoGP race. Roberts' son, Kurtis, raced the home-brewed KR5 during the 2004 season.

Don't miss this opportunty to see these beautiful, hand-built racing machines up close and in person.