WSBK » Biaggi wins 2012 WSBK title by 0.5 points!

Max Biaggi finishes fifth to secure the result he needs to negate Tom Sykes's victory, the Italian sealing the 2012 World Superbike title by just 0.5 points.

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October 08, 2012 4:19 AM

re: "not all Americans are ignorant on WSBK superbike. Many of. Us watch here on Speed Tv channel and are just as knowledgeable about motorcycle racing as any other nation."


Laterrus: Rossi Fanboy #1

October 08, 2012 5:56 AM

People can say what they want about Tom not conserving his tires.....etc.... Truth is, Tom did enough to win this championship. It was the things that weren't in his control that costed him. Like today, even if Biaggi would have been passed, Laverty would have more than likely helped him and that's just one more thing that was out of Sykes's control. It's not his fault that Baz wasn't faster. Sykes was at the sharp end every round. Shredded tires or not and despite the few mistakes he did make this year. Congrats to Max and all but, Tom was the true champ of this year!

marikson - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 10:30 AM

Well done Tom Sykes! I think he proved he can be a future champion. He won races (4), scored podiums (13) and was consistent. But, more than this, at the final round he kept cool and focused and performed under pressure something that Biaggi and Melandri failed to do. And that's the big plus for Sykes. Maybe he had some tyre issues at the begining of the season, but worked hard an solved it. Maybe he was unlucky with that half race and Monza, but did not let himself phased by it. He was there at the end and put up a fight and what a fight it was. He rode that last race of the season like a true champion, from start to finish, without mistakes. For me he's the hot favourite for next season. Good luck Tom Sykes!

marikson - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 12:00 PM

Maybe it was not Biaggi's best world title so far but to do it at 41 is really impressive. Yes, he was nervous and tense, he made mistakes this season, but also he rode some great races (the second race from Philip Island comes to my mind where he went on finishing 2nd from dead last). Congrats to him for his achievement! Also big congrats to all riders competing this season, they gave us a hell of a fight right until the end. One of the most beautiful seasons in WSBK. I'm already thinking about next season's first round in Philip Island. WSBK rules!

GUTBUCKET - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 12:50 PM

just thinking again what a great season of racing and how close the final was and rememberd a couple of races back when biaggi binned it and managed to jump back on and scrape a 3 point finish on a mangled bike.shows what a class act he his and how important those couple of points became.


October 08, 2012 1:49 PM

Max said "This is my year, it will be Tom's next" (or words to that effect). I wonder exactly what Max meant? Did he mean he knew Tom would beat him next year? Or did Max mean that he wouldn't be around next year? Is Max planning on retiring, or is he sowing the seeds of doubt to make Aprilia pay more for his services next year? Has Max realised that Laverty has the edge on him, so he would rather retire than have a team-mate out-ride him? And if Max did retire, who would Aprilia employ now most of the top riders are already contracted for 2013? So many questions.
My gut feeling for 2013 is Norge for team leader with a less experienced number 2 rider. BUT, if Honda switch their resources from MotoGP to WSBK, anything could happen.
This winter will be very interesting.

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 3:09 PM

cheers for Grinner and Kawasaki Green Team, hatts off,

if Melandri stay in form and dont fall,maybe he win, if Sykes wouldnt had one of thats two breaks he would win,

but i just wanna mention if BMW has would gave Magneti Marelli to Corser probably he would be on the edge, *****, he stayed in the edge with BMW!

if Haga engage the victory with Pata Aprilia at Nurburgring last least two more old riders motivated, for not mention Checa...

and ye, i like Biaggi and Melandri very very much,
but this time... not for me, im with the green team to death

spry - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 6:35 PM

to bad for Sykes, he added a lot of excitement to the year. next year is kawi's and Sykes'. It seem's like the tire's aren't lasting as long as the races.

bliz - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 9:34 PM

I can't believe people are saying Biaggi didn't deserve this championship. If you look at the stats, Biaggi won 5 races to Sykes 4 and did the double twice. At the end of the day championships are EARNED and this one is no different. Both had plenty of mishaps along way. It just didn't go Sykes way this year, but I see no reason why he won't be there again next season

Bender - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 9:10 AM

I can totally believe people saying biaggi doesn't deserve this, first off he is a total cxck, second Tom had way more bad luck. Oh third he wears a fookin syrup.

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