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Rolfo recovered from dislocated shoulder

Rolfo recovered from dislocated shoulder

Rolfo recovered from dislocated shoulder

Roberto Rolfo has reported that he is back to full fitness just three weeks after dislocating his shoulder in a practice crash at Donington Park. Rolfo is currently on holiday on the Island of Giglio, just off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea, but confirmed he will be back in action when the 250cc World Championship resumes at Brno next week.

"It's going well, really well - I am already back on top form," explained Rolfo, who ended up commentating on the races at Donington for the Italia1 television channel alongside regular commentary pair Guido Meda and Loris Reggiani.

"The dislocation is just a bad memory now. Straight away I started thinking about recovering for the second part of the championship and I have never stopped training. Now I need more mobility but I have chosen a good way to find it, by going diving here on the Island of Giglio. They say it works wonders for the body but it should also be good for the mind too."

Rolfo also took advantage of the summer break to continue his education in the media world, commentating on the Isle of Man TT video alongside Eurosport's Roberto Ungaro. A future career behind the microphone seemingly beckons for the multi-talented Italian, although for the time being he remains focuses on his objectives within racing.

"I don't usually like four-stroke engines, for me the true racing motorbike is a two-stroke, but MotoGP is the best championship in the world and I would be there straight away if I had the chance," he admits.

"Before that, though, I would like to win the 250 title. That was my objective this season but, unfortunately, the feeling with my bike has not allowed me to make the results that I expected and felt were possible.

"MotoGP is the most spectacular and fascinating category with the best riders and the most beautiful umbrella girls, which is good! This year is very spectacular, but last year the 250 class was more exciting, with the fight for the title going to the last race.

"As far as I am concerned, MotoGP needs some limits, perhaps in the electronics, to make everything much more human and show off the skills of the rider which, let's face it, is what the fans want to see.

"Last year at Valencia on the day after the race I rode the Honda RC211V and it was really exciting - it is a splendid motorbike which I would love to try during a race.

"Basically, I would like to go in the top class but with the 250 title in my pocket, so for next year my feeling is 50% for MotoGP and 50% for 250 - with a competitive bike of course!"

250cc, 2004

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