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Biaggi's Rossi comment 'a compliment'

"Saying Rossi is like Copperfield was meant to be a compliment... I wish both Rossi and Lorenzo good luck" - Max Biaggi.
Max Biaggi has clarified comments in which he compared former MotoGP arch rival Valentino Rossi to the magician David Copperfield.

Biaggi, whose on and off-track battles with Rossi lit up the final seasons of 500cc and start of the new MotoGP era, was quoted as saying:

"Valentino Rossi is like Copperfield! After two bad seasons [at Ducati] he managed to get the world champion winning bike."

Writing on his official Twitter account Biaggi - who retired as a double World Superbike champion at the end of last year and is now a WSBK commentator on Italian TV - insisted he had not been criticising the former seven time MotoGP champion.

"Saying Rossi is like Copperfield was meant to be a compliment. Only a magician like him could recover so well after two years that were so difficult. Getting back on the world championship winning Yamaha with Lorenzo was anything but easy. I wish them both good luck."

Reigning double MotoGP champion Lorenzo is a long-time fan, and now friend, of Biaggi.

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February 21, 2013 12:13 PM

Let's be clear... Biaggi does not like Rossi. Period. It upsets him to learn that Rossi was able to secure a top MotoGP after two years in the Ducati wilderness while he ended up in WSB. But I suspect what bothers him even more is to see Rossi immediately post competitive times on the Yamaha. That must really gall him. And yes, he is a magician.

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