WSBK » Max Biaggi announces retirement


Newly crowned double World Superbike champion Max Biaggi announces retirement.

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Marc - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 5:22 PM

(continued) wish Max much success and happiness in retirement. Hope he'll be back in some capacity such as team manager, Aprilia consultant, etc... Seeing him battle in races will be missed.

shamarone

November 08, 2012 5:45 PM

re: "He has had a few scary crashes... which fortunately he and others involved have got away with".

this announcement was brought to us by RUSSIA 2012. rest assured he's not had a day's peace from the nagging since then. he wasn't thinking retirement... SHE was thinking retirement. but often times it takes input from the better half to help remind us we're not as young and invincible as we think we are.

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 6:26 PM

I'll miss the element of cloak and dagger he brought to bike racing.

Max has a great riding style, as tidy as any I have ever seen.

Fair play to retire as champion.

Many memorable moments.

Goldsmith - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 7:45 PM

Sorry to see you go Max, but you retired as a Champion and will always be a Champion. Racing has lost your class and your style. Thank you so much for the memories. Like I say, I would have paid to watch your style if you were the only guy out on the track. Enjoy your family and retirement. Lets hope we see you in the paddock one day.

gamepass - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 9:54 PM

something that younger fans usually don't know (and the media usually forget), is that in that in the past 250cc (or 125cc and lower) where not viewed as steps to the 500cc, they weren't created for young riders or talents that had then to move up... they were categories on their own.

there were plenty of specialists that made an entire career in the lower cc classes. (Nieto, Gresini...)
and there were famous 500cc rider who also wanted to win in 250.. like Freddie Spencer, because they were simply two different championships worth winning...

i remember well that Biaggi said "I have a crazy idea for next year", when he moved to the 500cc. class with the Kanemoto Honda... it was different days.

(i think the current Dorna championship started his decline when they had the retarded idea to put an age limit to the 125cc making it like a junior class with no value)

back to Max, one of the greatest bike racer of the last 20 years, and one of best bike racer story ever, lenty of ups and d

gamepass - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 9:55 PM

(...continue) back to Max, one of the greatest bike racer of the last 20 years, and one of best bike racer story plenty of ups and downs, far west rivalry and famous girlfriends, mediatic wars, failure and rebirth and wins again at 41 (with implanted hair), he would make a great movie character...

Pizdoff - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 11:45 PM

Never my favourite person, but his riding commanded great respect.

Tempted to say 'Half a point saved him and he knows he was lucky this time'. But then again, part of that half point lead had its foundation on flashes of brilliance too and without those he wouldn't have lifted the trophy yet again.

So, good luck mate. You've earned the right to leave with your head held high.

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