Roberts comeback still on-track with 2020 deal to be finalised

News 25 Feb 2020

Roberts comeback still on-track with 2020 deal to be finalised

New South Welshman ensures he’ll be at Horsham’s season-opener.

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Jy Roberts has indicated his comeback from a serious head injury is still on-track despite not being named in the new-look Recover8 KTM Thor squad that was announced over the weekend, the New South Welshman revealing he has a deal in place for the upcoming MXstore MX Nationals.

The MX2 race winner, who was part of the Raceline Motorsport-operated team in 2019, was practicing when he suffered a serious accident in April last year, resulting in a head injury that saw him spend eight days in a self-induced coma.

Making a remarkable recovery and return to riding in September 2019 that stunned specialists, Roberts has ensured he’ll be on the line for Horsham’s season-opener next month, which marks 12 months since his accident.

“I’ll definitely be lining up at round one, for sure,” Roberts told “I’ve got a deal, I’m just trying to finalise it 100 percent now. I’ve got bikes and everything, but I can’t put anything out there until all the sponsors are sorted. I’ve got a solid deal which I’m hoping to announce pretty soon.

“I’ve obviously had a massive amount of time off from racing and away from the MX Nationals, so every day I’m just making sure I’m working hard and going to be 100 percent ready for round one.

“I’m just keen to get back behind the gate and race with all the boys again – I don’t have any expectations, I just want to be at all nine rounds fit and healthy, and just see where I end up. I’m not putting any pressure on myself, and there’s no pressure from my family or the team.”

Roberts claimed victory at the season-opener last year and was positioned second in the points standings prior to sustaining his injury. The MX Nationals kicks off on 4-5 April at Horsham in Victoria.


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