Doriano Romboni

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Doriano Romboni
Doriano Romboni 1996 Japanese GP.jpg
Doriano Romboni - Grand Prix in Japan (1996).
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1968-12-08)8 December 1968
Lerici, Italy
Died 30 November 2013(2013-11-30) (aged 44)
Latina, Italy
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19891998
First race 1989 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1998 500cc Japanese Grand Prix
First win 1990 125cc West German Grand Prix
Last win 1995 250cc Brazilian Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda, Aprilia, MuZ
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
101 6 22 7 4 724
Superbike World Championship
Active years 19992000, 2004
Manufacturers Ducati, Yamaha
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
12 0 0 0 0 61

Doriano Romboni (8 December 1968 in Lerici, Italy – 30 November 2013 in Latina, Italy) was an Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Career[edit]

Romboni raced in 125cc and 250cc World Championship races on Hondas. In 1996 he rode for the Aprilia factory in the 500cc class aboard a bike with a V-twin, 250cc engine that had been enlarged to 380cc. Aprilia tried to take advantage of the bike's lightweight and agility against their more powerful competition. Romboni managed to finish in 10th place in the 1997 season before Aprilia withdrew the project. He raced for the MuZ team in one race in the 1998 season.[1]

In 1999 he switched to the Superbike World Championship on a private Ducati. He was a frontrunner in the early races. At Monza he briefly ran third behind Carl Fogarty and Troy Corser before he collided with Aaron Slight and hurt his leg. He briefly returned to the series in 2000 then again in 2004.

Death[edit]

On 30 November 2013 Romboni died in a crash during the second edition of "Sic day", a race in honor of the memory of the Italian racer Marco Simoncelli, who also died in a race crash in 2011.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts
1989 125cc Honda JPN AUS SPA
Ret
NAT
10
GER
15
AUT
Ret
NED
17
BEL
12
FRA
Ret
GBR
7
SWE
Ret
CZE
Ret
20th 20
1990 125cc Honda JPN SPA
Ret
NAT
Ret
GER
1
AUT
6
YUG
5
NED
1
BEL
11
FRA
2
GBR
2
SWE
3
CZE HUN
Ret
AUS
3
4th 130
1991 250cc Honda JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
USA
13
SPA
9
ITA
Ret
GER
13
AUT
Ret
EUR
7
NED FRA GBR RSM
6
CZE
Ret
VDM
Ret
MAL
Ret
15th 32
1992 250cc Honda JPN
Ret
AUS
6
MAL
6
SPA
12
ITA
10
EUR
7
GER
Ret
NED
Ret
HUN
7
FRA
Ret
GBR
3
BRA
4
RSA
Ret
10th 43
1993 250cc Honda AUS
7
MAL
4
JPN
3
SPA
8
AUT
1
GER
1
NED
Ret
EUR RSM GBR CZE
4
ITA
Ret
USA
2
FIM
6
5th 139
1994 250cc Honda AUS
2
MAL
5
JPN
6
SPA
2
AUT
3
GER
3
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
2
GBR
3
CZE
Ret
USA
1
ARG EUR
3
4th 170
1995 250cc Honda AUS
6
MAL
Ret
JPN
Ret
SPA
4
GER
DNS
ITA NED FRA
Ret
GBR
DNS
CZE
5
BRA
1
ARG
3
EUR 9th 75
1996 500cc Aprilia MAL
DNS
INA
11
JPN
7
SPA
Ret
ITA
9
FRA
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR AUT CZE IMO
14
CAT
DNS
BRA AUS 19th 23
1997 500cc Aprilia MAL JPN SPA
6
ITA
11
AUT
10
FRA
11
NED
3
IMO
Ret
GER
5
BRA
7
GBR
7
CZE
Ret
CAT
10
INA
10
AUS
11
10th 88
1998 500cc MuZ Weber JPN
12
MAL
DNS
SPA ITA FRA MAD NED GBR GER CZE IMO CAT AUS ARG 28th 4

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1999 Ducati RSA
9
RSA
9
AUS
7
AUS
8
GBR
11
GBR
8
SPA
DNS
SPA
DNS
ITA
Ret
ITA
DNS
GER GER SMR SMR USA USA EUR EUR AUT AUT NED NED GER GER JPN JPN 17th 44
2000 Ducati RSA RSA AUS AUS JPN JPN GBR GBR ITA ITA GER GER SMR SMR SPA SPA USA USA EUR EUR NED
7
NED
11
GER
Ret
GER
DNS
GBR GBR 35th 14
2004 Yamaha SPA SPA AUS AUS SMR
DNS
SMR
DNS
ITA ITA GER GER GBR GBR USA USA EUR EUR NED NED ITA
15
ITA
14
FRA FRA 35th 3

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