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MotoGP Gossip: Roberts explains Aprilia rejection, Rossi back on four-wheels

- Joe Roberts has explained why he decided to turn down the offer of a move into the MotoGP class for 2021 with Aprilia Racing, saying among several reasons that he wouldn’t want to receive priority because of his desirable American nationality, telling Gazzetta dello Sport: “I don't want to race in MotoGP just because of my passport, but because I deserve it”. (Gazzetta dello Sport via MotoGP.com) In a separate interview with Cycle World, Roberts expands on this, adding he wanted to respect the Italtrans Moto2 team by not leaving them in the lurch at this late stage in the year. The American scored three poles and one podium en route to seventh overall, an improvement significant...
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