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Control and consistency the key for Rolfo

Control and consistency the key for Rolfo

Control and consistency the key for Rolfo

Roberto Rolfo's dominant victory at the Gran Premio Marlboro de España last weekend was yet another demonstration of the control and consistency that almost took him to the 250cc World Championship last season. The Italian led the race from start to finish and, other than a slight wobble, looked as if he was riding on rails as he took the third victory of his career.

It was the 24th consecutive race that Rolfo has scored points, the last time he failed to finish in the top fifteen being at the Czech Grand Prix in 2002, when he crashed out with less than two laps to go while battling for the lead with Marco Melandri. Previous to that, he had scored points in every round since the British Grand Prix in 2001.

Rolfo's run level's Shinya Nakano's effort as the fifth longest ever series of consecutive points finishes in the quarter-litre class. Luca Cadalora tops the chart with a run of 34 between the 1990 and '92 seasons, ahead of Ralf Waldmann on 29 (1996/97), Daijiro Kato with 28 (2000/01), and Sito Pons (1988/89) and Max Biaggi (1994/95/96) with 26.

Check out our exclusive interview with Rolfo after the race at Jerez by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

250cc, 2004

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