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MotoGP Catalunya: Rossi, Lorenzo, Marquez react to Biaggi comeback

"If Max will race, he will race because his lap times are good, and he will try to arrive in front" - Valentino Rossi.
MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez have given their reaction to the news that Max Biaggi will come out of retirement for the Misano and Sepang WSBK rounds.

A four time 250GP world champion, Biaggi's on and off-track battles with Rossi lit up the final seasons of 500cc and start of the new MotoGP era. The Roman later switched to WSBK, winning two more titles before retiring at the end of 2012.

“It will be interesting for sure,” said Rossi. “I think that Max thinks of this anyway, because he has always tested the Aprilia. I think that anyway if you are in a good shape physically and mentally, it's difficult to stop with racing. I think that if he will race, he will race because his lap times are good, and he will try to arrive in front. So it will be interesting to follow in the TV or maybe in Misano, so we can go to see the races.”

Lorenzo, a friend of Biaggi, added: “Max likes the bikes. It has been very difficult for him to retire, and he loves to go with the Supermoto, he is always training physically. He's 44 now but he's still very young. At least his mind is very young, and he is willing still to do some tests, to do some races. So I think if Bayliss can race and do well at Phillip Island, I think Max can make a good result at Misano.”

Reigning champion Marquez stated: “I think it's good. It's good for the Superbike championship, because in the end he's a world champion and it will be nice and it will be interesting to see what his level is. Normally, when somebody did that step, it was not such a success, but I hope the best for him, and I think with his riding style, he can be fast.”

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June 12, 2015 8:29 AM

Just need Rossi to ride those rounds so that Biaggi gets one more kick at the dog. I agree that second MotoGP Aprilia rider is so bad that he does not deserve to be mentioned by name. (The Northerner, Capirossi punter?)

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