Doriano Romboni

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Doriano Romboni
Doriano Romboni 1996 Japanese GP.jpg
Doriano Romboni - Grand Prix in Japan (1996).
NationalityItaly Italian
Born(1968-12-08)8 December 1968
Lerici, Italy
Died30 November 2013(2013-11-30) (aged 44)
Latina, Italy
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years19891998
First race1989 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race1998 500cc Japanese Grand Prix
First win1990 125cc West German Grand Prix
Last win1995 250cc Brazilian Grand Prix
Team(s)Honda, Aprilia, MuZ
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
10162274724
Superbike World Championship
Active years19992000, 2004
ManufacturersDucati, Yamaha
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
12000061
 
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Doriano Romboni
Doriano Romboni 1996 Japanese GP.jpg
Doriano Romboni - Grand Prix in Japan (1996).
NationalityItaly Italian
Born(1968-12-08)8 December 1968
Lerici, Italy
Died30 November 2013(2013-11-30) (aged 44)
Latina, Italy
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years19891998
First race1989 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race1998 500cc Japanese Grand Prix
First win1990 125cc West German Grand Prix
Last win1995 250cc Brazilian Grand Prix
Team(s)Honda, Aprilia, MuZ
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
10162274724
Superbike World Championship
Active years19992000, 2004
ManufacturersDucati, Yamaha
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
12000061

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]

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

Points system from 1988 to 1992:

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Points system from 1993 onwards:

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

YearClassTeamMachine123456789101112131415PointsRankWins
1989125ccHondaRS125JPN
-
AUS
-
ESP
NC
NAT
10
GER
15
AUT
NC
NED
17
BEL
12
FRA
NC
GBR
7
SWE
NC
CZE
NC
2020th0
1990125ccHondaRS125JPN
-
ESP
NC
NAT
NC
GER
1
AUT
6
YUG
5
NED
1
BEL
11
FRA
2
GBR
2
SWE
3
CZE
-
HUN
NC
AUS
3
1304th2
1991250ccHB-HondaNSR250JPN
NC
AUS
NC
USA
13
ESP
9
ITA
NC
GER
13
AUT
NC
EUR
7
NED
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
RSM
6
CZE
NC
VDM
NC
MAL
NC
3215th0
1992250ccHB-HondaNSR250JPN
NC
AUS
6
MAL
6
ESP
12
ITA
10
EUR
7
GER
NC
NED
NC
HUN
7
FRA
NC
GBR
3
BRA
4
RSA
NC
4310th0
1993250ccHB-HondaNSR250AUS
7
MAL
4
JPN
3
ESP
8
AUT
1
GER
1
NED
NC
EUR
-
RSM
-
GBR
-
CZE
4
ITA
NC
USA
2
FIM
6
1395th2
1994250ccHB-HondaNSR250AUS
2
MAL
5
JPN
6
ESP
2
AUT
3
GER
3
NED
NC
ITA
NC
FRA
2
GBR
3
CZE
NC
USA
1
ARG
-
EUR
3
1704th1
1995250ccHB-HondaNSR250AUS
6
MAL
NC
JPN
NC
ESP
4
GER
-
ITA
-
NED
-
FRA
NC
GBR
-
CZE
5
BRA
1
ARG
3
EUR
-
759th1
1996500ccApriliaAprilia 380MAL
DNS
INA
11
JPN
7
ESP
NC
ITA
9
FRA
NC
NED
NC
GER
NC
GBR
-
AUT
-
CZE
-
IMO
14
CAT
-
BRA
-
AUS
-
2319th0
1997500ccApriliaAprilia 380MAL
-
JPN
-
ESP
6
ITA
11
AUT
10
FRA
11
NED
3
IMO
NC
GER
5
BRA
7
GBR
7
CZE
NC
CAT
10
INA
10
AUS
11
8810th0
1998500ccMuZ-WeberMuZ 500JPN
12
MAL
-
ESP
-
ITA
-
FRA
-
MAD
-
NED
-
GBR
-
GER
-
CZE
-
IMO
-
CAT
-
AUS
-
ARG
-
428th0

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