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SBK, Team Vamag drops Roberto Rolfo and takes Lorenzo Zanetti

Learco Ghelfi: "Results haven't been satisfactory and one win doesn't reflect the commitment made". 

SBK: Team Vamag drops Roberto Rolfo and takes Lorenzo Zanetti

SuperSport is on holiday but that doesn't mean there are no surprises. One of these is the split between Roberto Rolfo and the Vamag factory team. Incredible but true, the two parties have gone their separate ways in the last hours. And to think that the Italian was able to win the first round of the season at Phillip Island.

His performance was not enough though, as stated by team manager Learco Ghelfi: “The main thing that led us to take this decision were the less than satisfactory results – he commented - unfortunately we were unable to achieve what we expected. We acknowledge the promising season start but one race win does not match the commitment made".

Taking Rolfo's place is Lorenzo Zanetti. The 29-year old has been taking part in this year's CIV Superbike championship, on the Ducati Panigale, and will return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship for the second part of the championship. The Italian will carry out two tests during the summer break: “It's never nice to replace someone mid-season and I wish Roby all the best for the future – commented Zanetti - I'm excited to return to the World Championship with my MV Agusta. I'm feeling calm and confident. I also want to thank Team Moto Corse, with which I will finish the CIV season, for having allowed me to accept this offer".

Translated by Heather Watson

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