Kenny Roberts Sr is known as “King Kenny” in motorcycle racing circles all over the world for good reason. He won three back-to-back world championships starting in 1978, and since retiring from motorsport, he has trained the world’s best riders. Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Sete Gibernau, Jorge Lorenzo, and Valentino Rossi are just a few of the legends that trained under his tutelage. Unfortunately, recent developments may keep more legendary riders from learning the ins and outs from King Kenny in the future.
Roberts Ranch Has Been Sold
Over the years, motorcycle race training hasn’t been what it used to be. Learning throttle control on a dirt track has become somewhat obsolete thanks to modern traction control and computers. This caused Kenny Robert’s KR Training Ranch facility in Spain to close its doors, and it may be why Kenny Robert’s Training Ranch is closing now.
GP riders were still seeking out Robert’s training as lately as mid-September, but that hasn’t stopped King Kenny from selling the ranch he has owned for 35 years. According to authorities on the subject, the ranch has been for sale off and on for several years now, it was only recently that an acceptable offer was floated to Roberts.
Because of this sale, Roberts will be shutting down the KR Training Ranch as well as the museum that was also housed on the property. It has already been revealed that Roberts plans to move the museum to a new location outside of California, however, there is still no word on if he will reopen the training ranch in a new location.
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