10 – Kenny Roberts, “The Martian”
Kenneth Leroy Roberts was born on December 31, 1951 in Modesto, California. He is a former rider and the first American to win the World Championship.
It was one of the first runners who used his knees to balance the bike on the track in the turns and the first to use the power to rotate the rear wheel off the curves.
Won championships in Moto GP: 1978, 1979, 1980