A deal signed late last week brings Italian rider Roberto Rolfo to the Corona
Extra Superbike World Championship in 2006, riding a Ducati for Scuderia SC
Rolfo, who rode in the MotoGP category in 2005 for Team D'Antin
on a Ducati Desmosedici GP04, will ride with the Italian firm's colours on a
Ducati 999F05 and will get his first tests on the new bike from 6-8th January at
"Roberto is one of the most interesting young riders of world
motorcycle racing arena, coupling his youth with a large experience," explains
team boss, Stefano Caracchi. "More, he has the experience of a full season with
the MotoGP and so he has the knowledge of four strokes engines, also if there
are several differences between MotoGP and Superbike.
"I believe that
Roby, who has been a first class star in 250GP arena winning three world events,
could successful follow the Marco Melandri's winning model after a short
apprenticeship, the fee to pay in a championship which becomes, season after
season, harder for a non-works team, looking at the efforts in money and
technology that the work-supported teams invest in this series.
to approach the championship with unpretentiousness and well knowing our
possibilities, but I'm confident we'll be able to offer to Roby Rolfo the
possibilities that his talent, in which we have full trust, deserves.
"More if we want to look also at the statistics and curiosity of our
agreement we could see as Roberto won 3 world events and reach 18 times the
world podium in his career, just like the Scuderia SC, and well Roby picked as
racing symbol a smiling wolf, likewise the logo of the historic Scuderia NCR,
from which Scuderia SC is the natural heir; we are hoping that this will means a
positive and successful season for both of us."