Soup’s “This Week’s Greatest Photo Ever Taken…” for September 18, 2018: Roberts Leads Nixon By A Glance


'Where is he?'. King Kenny Roberts looks over his shoulder to see where Gary Nixon is in this 1970s race scene.
‘Where is he?’. King Kenny Roberts looks over his shoulder to see where Gary Nixon is in this 1970s race scene. The Crusher

There were just a few match-ups between Gary Nixon and King Kenny Roberts. Nix’ was the veteran rider and ex-champion when Roberts started roadracing and Roberts knew he’d need to beat Nixon in order to be recognized as the champ for the next era.

Nixon was always very respectful of Roberts, his talent and accomplishments. He called him “King Kenny” even before Roberts left the USA for Europe and GP stardom.


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