Robertino Pietri turned Pro in 2005 and first raced in AMA Pro in Formula Xtreme in addition to FUSA Nationals. He also won a CCS National Championship during the 2005 Race of Champions weekend at Daytona in October. In 2006 Robertino raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning two top-15 finishes and also competed in Superstock with a best result of seventh at Daytona.
2007 saw the Venezuelen running in Superstock, earning a top-five finish at Miller Motorsports Park. He ran a limited AMA Pro American Superbike season and his best results were 12th-place finishes at Road America race one and the September Laguna Seca event. He also competed in AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT.
In 2008 Pietri raced in Superstock on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and finished ninth in the championship with a third-place finish at Road America and fourth at California Speedway, where he led the most race laps. He also competed again in AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT.
Robertino rode alongside Roberto Rolfo for Italtrans STR in 2010 in the Moto2 class. Although it was certainly not a banner year for him, unable to break into the top 20 all season, Pietri has secured a ride with Italtrans again for 2011. This year he will ride alongside a new teammate, Claudio Corti.
Robertino Pietri #39 - Italtrans
Born: May 6, 1985
Robertino Pietri 2011 Moto2 Results
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 Robertino Pietri rides to capturehis first Moto2 Championship crown.