WSBK » de Rosa quits Pro Ride after one round

Raffaele de Rosa leaves Pro Ride Honda after just a single event in Australia, with Lorenzo Alfonsi announced as his replacement for the season.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

March 13, 2012 6:48 AM

not really, hes sparing himself the shame which Aoyama will probably find after riding the worst bike on the grid... for which de Rosa would be with a team that probably isnt even close to Ten Kate.

It would be nice to see the R1 back in town, its at least as good as the BMW/Kawasaki, with a quality team. The Honda is a real POS, and if Rea cant get a top 5 this year ... well, hes wasting himself in WSBK. Honda should really be ashamed of itself. V4 + updated chassis & swing arm please.

patrick hummel

March 13, 2012 8:52 AM

its a strange thing to do afther just one race and afther so little testing on the pro ride fireblade but my ges is that de rosa knows that there is not alot of budget to inprove ore someting why else whould you leaf afther just one race ?? dose anyone know what alfonsi did last years ??? i dont know the guy at all..........

TB - Unregistered

March 13, 2012 9:09 AM

According to two wheels blog "De Rosa speaking from the Motodays show in Rome said that Pro Ride team doesn't have the “technical means to compete at World Superbike level”"
Sounds like the team is a bit of a dogs breakfast. Race one was a DNS due to broken handlebar bracket and Race two had a quickshifter problem.

He's probably jumping ship before he gets labelled a back marker.

What Next - Unregistered

March 13, 2012 9:59 AM

Thanks for the update TB - hope De Rosa lands a decent ride soon.

Wait a minute! - Quay Garage haven't announced their BSB lineup yet! - Could it be Jenny Tinmouth and de Rosa?

pcxmac - Unregistered

March 13, 2012 11:32 AM

@Who is he, de Rosa is that guy who had that real awesome save and some good results for the same team, Scot Honda, which Aoyama won the 250cc world championship, cmon now.

just youtube 'de Rosa save'

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