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RobertJones

WorldSBK Journalist

In his current role, Robert has been working on all things motorsport, specifically two-wheel racing. After studying Sports Journalism at the Universtiy of South Wales for three years, where he obtained a 2:1 degree, he has been the WorldSBK and BSB Content Executive since Febuary 2021. Not limited to just WorldSBK and BSB, Robert has also been a key cog in the continued coverage of MotoGP. He is an expert in the field after covering motorcycle racing for four years - this included writing for his University’s sports publication and spending just over a year working for the Checkered Flag. 

As a keen motorcycle rider and current owner of a 2021 Ducati Monster 937, riding motorcycles has been a big passion of his well before he started riding in 2019. Prior to the Monster 937, the bike of choice was a KRT-inspired Kawasaki 125cc. While he was more of a Formula 1 fan growing up - Michael Schumacher was his idol during the early 2000s - Robert became a big enthusiast of motorcycle racing when watching Casey Stoner together with Ducati in MotoGP. Having attended several F1 races as a teenager, followed by MotoGP events such as Silverstone in 2018 and 19, Assen 2019 and Valencia 2019, the buzz associated with racing is what interests him the most. 

As part of his role with the Checkered Flag, Robert started off by covering WorldSBK in 2019 as the lead editor, before taking over the role of lead MotoGP content provider in 2020. He also shadowed the BT Sport team at the 2019 British Grand Prix, which included interviewing Michael Laverty, team owner of the newly-formed Visiontrack Racing Moto3 Team.

Articles by RobertJones
MotoGP

The standout rookie so far in 2022, Marco Bezzecchi showed just why former two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner had such high praise for the Italian last season, after claiming a maiden premier class podium in Assen.

MotoGP

‘If I have the chance I will do it’ - Maverick Vinales admits he’s prepared to sacrifice his own result if it means helping Aleix Espargaro win the 2022 MotoGP World Championship.

MotoGP

‘Everything is possible’ - Herve Poncharal says Pol Espargaro is one of the riders in contention for a 2023 Tech 3 MotoGP seat.

MotoGP

An angry Jack Miller believes the Long Lap penalty he received for Sunday's Dutch MotoGP was a ‘bogus’ call from the stewards, while also taking aim at future KTM team-mate Brad Binder after contact in the final chicane.

MotoGP

Winner of a crazy Dutch MotoGP, Francesco Bagnaia believes he still could have won in a direct fight against Aleix Espargaro, despite the Aprilia rider showing the type of pace that no one else appeared to have during his fightback through the field.

MotoGP
  • Crash.net journalist Robert Jones runs through the field’s rider ratings following a drama-filled Dutch MotoGP in Assen.
MotoGP

Francesco Bagnaia's 2022 title charge is alive after winning the Dutch MotoGP.

Fabio Quartararo made his first errors of the campaign by crashing twice!

Aleix Espargaro stole the show, though...

MotoGP

Francesco Bagnaia claims a dominant Assen MotoGP victory, while Aleix Espargaro has produced arguably the performance of his career to finish fourth after being crashed into by Fabio Quartararo.

MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro will start today's Dutch MotoGP full of confidence after getting the better of Fabio Quartararo during Warm-up.

MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo believes MotoGP has become harder than ever to secure a pole position, especially because of the ‘army of Ducatis around me’.

MotoGP

Another standout rookie performance, KTM returning to the top ten and surprise absentees from Q2 at the Dutch MotoGP - here are five riders that shocked us during qualifying in Assen.

MotoGP

Francesco Bagnaia earned pole position for the 2022 Dutch MotoGP after outpacing Fabio Quartararo at Saturday's Qualifying.

MotoGP

Quickly becoming the best qualifier in MotoGP, Francesco Bagnaia did it again as he secured yet another new lap record en route to claiming pole in Assen.

MotoGP

Despite a late fall, Aleix Espargaro heads into qualifying at the Dutch MotoGP in fine form after getting the better of title rival Fabio Quartararo. 

MotoGP

Pol Espargaro has pulled out of the Dutch MotoGP after admitting his ongoing rib injury prevents him from riding fast; ‘

MotoGP

Keen to not give anything away, Alberto Puig has chosen not to discuss the rumours linking 2020 MotoGP champion Joan Mir and Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins to Honda in 2023.

MotoGP

On a weekend where one Gresini Ducati MotoGP seat could be announced, a second deal bringing Alex Marquez to the team could soon be agreed.

MotoGP

Ducati remains quickest on day-one of the Dutch MotoGP at Assen after Francesco Bagnaia battled past Aleix Espargaro and Fabio Quartararo.

MotoGP

All of your MotoGP news, social media rumours and the best videos in one bitesize place with Crash.Net. 

MotoGP

Jack Miller dominates a wet and treacherous opening MotoGP practice in Assen, while fellow Ducati riders Marco Bezzecchi and Enea Bastianini suffer fast crashes at turn one.

MotoGP

All of your MotoGP news, social media rumours and the best videos in one bitesize place with Crash.Net.

Alex Rins will be reviewed by the medical team after FP1, while Pedro Acosta will officially miss this weekend's DutchGP after suffering a broken leg. 

MotoGP

Rewind to the pre-Marc Marquez injury era and Honda were on top of the world. But how things have changed in three MotoGP seasons for the Japanese marque.

World Superbikes

With seven WorldSBK riders currently confirmed for 2023 and a lot more to follow, here’s the latest on who is already signed and who could be heading where.

MotoGP

It appears MotoGP race winners Miguel Oliveira and Alex Rins have found new homes as Sky Italia are reporting Oliveira to Aprilia on a two-year deal, with Rins is set to join LCR Honda.

MotoGP

With reigning MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo starting to dominate the 2022 season, other Yamaha riders will be the first to tell you their performances need to improve.