WSBK » Max Biaggi announces retirement

Newly crowned double World Superbike champion Max Biaggi announces retirement.

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Guzzi - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 10:40 AM

A lots has been said about Max, very much so on this site and not always in a positive context. Whatever and for why there is no doubting that Max is a class act and will be sorely missed, enjoy life Max and I hope you become an ambassadeur for the Piaggio group in the future.


November 07, 2012 10:50 AM

@ Tarzaan

Yes and no... They are all great great champions. All three of them. Also great personalities who have all done their bit for making the sport/s what they are today, BUT there is a lot of young blood coming through. This makes space for them, it HAS to be the way we look at things like this. New faces to support...

Besides, who knows what he ends up doing? Maybe we'll see him running a team in the future...

I was never a fan of the not-so-sporting side of Max, but he is one HECK of a rider!

Forza Max.

George - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 10:53 AM

Its like hes been forced out. Just because of his age people have said (for the last few years) he should retire, yet he wins again and again.

Even if he were going downhill he could still be an asset to a lesser team winning the odd race.

He nearly won the SBK championship in 07, could have one again in 2011 until injury and without the monza incident and then won this year with standout performances at PI for ex. He really is one of the best riders of all time.

Annoyed and sad to see him go. Controversy makes good entertainment. Bloomin women at home complaining :D

Damien IE - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 11:06 AM

as Toby Moody Eurosport commentator said about fans and their like dislike for Casey Stoner, some fans just don't see past the Fan Factor or personality of a rider but he mentioned the purists of the sport do appreciate a rider and his talent to ride a bike 110% of its limits.

Max Biaggi IS A LEGEND.
Max Biaggi is a GOD on a motorbike and what he has done from way back in his 250cc Aprilia days battling Tetsuya Harada, Capirossi, Kocinski et al shows he has been no flash in the pan. Mr Consistent and everyone thats followed him on track has always pointed out his precision with hitting the same bit of tarmac time after time and flawless effort.

He will be a huge loss to motorcycling and the more colourful side of him v Rossi & Melandri will dull the sport a little.

Thank you Max Biaggi for years of entertainment showcasing your talent across many different bikes and classes and there are very few who could ever hope to come close to replacing you. Best wishes in your new adventures

John - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 11:09 AM

Was never a huge fan of Max in his 250 days but some of those 250 races 96/97 are unforgettable.
What about Waldmann,Harada,Jacque and Max at the Nurburgring in 97.....possibly the best 250 race of all time.
When Harada announced his retirement in 2002 Max took the time to go along and say a few words, showed a side of the man behind the racer....and I warmed to him.
I'm sorry to see him go because he's the last of that generation of 250 greats...
Thank-you Max and enjoy your retirement.

V5Stroker - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 11:19 AM

So sad for the last of 250 greatest rider to retire. He was the runner up and beating Doohan when he moved to 500cc in 1998 on non-factory Honda. Enjoy your retirement Mad Max ,we will remember especially your 90 degree Yamaha wheeling, clashes with Rossi and all the dramas on and off track...Gracias Mad Max

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