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A guided lap of the Mugello circuit by Roby Rolfo

A guided lap of the Mugello circuit by Roby Rolfo

A guided lap of the Mugello circuit by Roby Rolfo

Roberto Rolfo will take part in his first home Grand Prix in the MotoGP class this weekend at Mugello. The Italian joined the D'Antin Pramac team in the premier class last winter and is relishing the opportunity to ride his Ducati Desmosedici in front of the home crowd.

Rolfo took on the role of guide for motogp.com and explained the most important points of the 5,245m track.

`So far I haven't had the opportunity to ride the Demosedici there, but I'm really looking forward to it. Mugello is a great track, it isn't just my home track, but also one of the fastest of the calendar,´ explained Rolfo. `I really like it, and in the MotoGP class, it will really be thrilling! The undulating track is very demanding, you must have a really good feeling with the bike.´

`The first corner, San Donato, is the slowest of the track, going uphill. You get there at a very high speed and it's pretty difficult as you can't see the right braking mark.´

`Next we have the Poggio Seco and Borgo San Lorenzo chicanes, which are a bit similar. It's a very fast portion and, moreover, they are very important in the race because you can overtake there.´

`Entering into the Casanova right-handed corner and going into the two Arrabiatas, we are in one of the most technical portions of the track. It's also one of the fastest and it's crucial for the lap time. It's all about rhythm, but if you go wrong there, your lap is over!´.

`The next important corner is Correntaio, which goes counter-clockwise, downhill, and leads to the Biondetti chicane. It's another fast chicane, in fourth gear.´

`Then we have the final corner, Bucine, with a crucial braking which can be decisive for the race!´.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GRAN PREMIO ALICE D'ITALIA

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