Roberto Rolfo made his Grand Prix debut with Honda in 1998, after taking third in the 250 European Championship year before, and ran several more years almost anonymously before catching attention with a fourth place overall finish and the Best Privateer award in 2001. Rolfo was signed by Honda in 2002 and went on to finish third in the championship with a total of seven podiums. In 2003, he scored his first two wins and finished runner-up to Manuel Poggiali.
The Italian made his MotoGP debut in 2005 as the only rider of the d'Antin Ducati team, finishing inside the points nine times to enter the final standings in 18th.
After a four-year absence from Grand Prix racing, Rolfo rode alongside Robertino Pietri with the Italtrans STR team in Moto2 for the 2010 season.
Roberto Rolfo #44 - Italtrans STR
Born: March 23, 1980
Roberto Rolfo 2010 Moto2 Results
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class, Moto2 will replace the 250cc category from 2010. This new category is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this new category of Grand Prix racing will be the single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships are to provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of the Premier Season of Moto2 Racing as Roberto Rolfo rides to capture the inaugural Moto2 Championship crown.