Max Biaggi is turning his attentions to the next World Superbike round in Russia after suffering his least lucrative event in almost four years at Silverstone, the Italian seeing his advantage at the top of the standings halved to 10.5 points.
The Italian endured a difficult round from start-to-finish, but his experienced looked to be telling during the slippery conditions towards the end of the opening race as he worked his way up to sixth, crucially ahead of Marco Melandri.
However, a wide exit from Arena on the final lap would see the Aprilia rider up on the wet kerb, where he would spin off the circuit into his first retirement of the season.
Faring little better in race two, Biaggi was originally classified sixth when the race was stopped on lap ten, though this was wound down to 11th, with half-points awarded, when five riders were reinstated ahead of him on count-back.
His worst WSBK
weekend since suffering a DNF and a 13th place at Portimao in 2008, Biaggi is nonetheless switching his focus to the next four events.
“In race one I brushed onto the white line and the bike got away from me, a passable mistake. It was a shame though, because the sixth place I was defending was a good position, considering the conditions.
“In my opinion stopping race two was the right decision, you could see oil or petrol on some of the turns and it was too dangerous. My lead has been cut in half – that's the outcome of the weekend, so now we'll focus on Moscow where we're starting from scratch on a track that is new to everyone.”