WSBK » Max Biaggi announces retirement

Newly crowned double World Superbike champion Max Biaggi announces retirement.

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bikefan - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 8:33 PM

why does everyone keeping going on about his 250 days???? there are plenty of riders out there who won championships on a 250 but they are not classed as legeneds,pedrosa for one,biaggi went to the big class and fell off for 6 years, always complained he didnt have a factory ride then when he gets one in 2005 still doesnt produce anything. wsbk has been won for the last 7 years by motogp riders who have never cut it in the big class. end of

grantrd - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 9:08 PM

Thank you bladeboy.........he is the greatest 250 rider of all time, went to 500's won his first race on a private bike! won races on the M1 before it had the revolutionary crossplane crank that rossi benifited from so much.......if ever there was a legend, its this guy!

will be interesting to see what happens in that team now he is gone?!?!?!?!?!

slider - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 9:49 PM

Interesting read @ Gazzetta, especially the behind the scenes dealings that go on, potential contracts in Sbk and Motogp.

Search - Biaggi gets off his bike
"I'm retiring now"

slider - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 9:53 PM

..."Biaggi took time to make his mind up, after a lot of to-ing and fro-ing: he even walked away from a new offer from Aprilia and a tempting offer from his friend and manager, Francesco Batta. Batta offered him the chance to open a new page in the chapter of his career with an official Ducati ride and the new Panigale SBK. A 2-year contract was on the table as well as the chance to take over from Valentino Rossi. But, at the age of 41 and after thousands of battles, Biaggi didn't feel he wanted to."


November 07, 2012 10:22 PM

Awesome awesome career, winning his first World title in 1994 and his last in 2012 is mind-blowing enough without all the other amazing stats Biaggi has amassed over the years. The most important rider in Aprilia's history? Undoubtedly.

Probably the most remarkable (and unusual) things to me about Max's career might actually be his quite dramatic public persona-shift from biggest asshole in a series (500GP) to being an ambassador for another (you know). - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 10:47 PM

True corsair. He was no angel, since ever, but he would not be so legendary if he was. His whole career has been filled with dramatic episodes, from his late start without any background in motorcycles and instantly gelling with love at first sight, to his unrivalled dominance in the 250s, winning his WCs in dramatic last race fights, from his winning beginning in the 500s thru his lows with his war against Honda, and finally with a fairytale title at 41. A character that no one believes these current times could repeat. A character from the old ages. Truly great.

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