Raffaele de Rosa
Raffaele de Rosa hit the World Championship scene in 2004 jn the 125cc Grand Prix where he finished 24th. The next year he joined Matteoni Racing to take part in a full season, riding an Aprilia and achieved 23rd place in the final standings.
De Rosa moved to Multimedia Racing in 2006 and improved his results concluding the campaign 16th overall. In 2007 the Italian rider lined up for Multimedia Racing again, once again finishing 16th. A switch of machinery as he joined the Onde 2000 KTM team in 2008 brought no improvement in results as De Rosa finished 16th overall for the third season in a row.
2009 saw De Rosa promoted to the quarter-litre category and recruited to ride Honda machinery alongside another former KTM man: Hiroshi Aoyama. It was a successful year for the Italian, who registered top 10 finishes in 12 races, with two podiums at the end of the year, enough to clinch the Rookie of the Year award.
2010 saw De Rosa riding with Hervé Poncharal’s Tech3 Moto2 team, where he rode alongside Yuki Takahashi. With a fairly dismal season plauged with DNFs and a best finish of 13th, De Rosa ended the year with a 31st place finish. In 2011 he will remain in the Moto2 class as the sole rider for the G22 Racing Team.
Raffaele de Rosa #35 - G22 Racing Team
Born: March 25, 1987
Raffaele de Rosa 2011 Moto2 Results
G22 Racing Team
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a 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 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 season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Raffaele de Rosa rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.