WSBK » COMMENT: Who should replace Biaggi?


The champion's bike is available for one lucky rider, but who do you think should replace the retiring Max Biaggi for the 2013 World Superbike Championship?

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Schumi - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 3:50 PM

If possible get Colin Edwards.
Im pretty sure he would push that v4 engine to the limit.
At least it would be a guarantee that he would try to run as fast as he can, as he was never keen to run away from trouble. Plus he is known by his tyre development skills, and that coul be a major help for Pirelli since they are switching to the 17" wheels and there may be some details to fine-tune with the rubber.

Other than that, I would say go get a rider to fill in in for an year and then sign Johnny Rea. The wait could be harsh, but would also be very fruitful.
Im not a particular fan of JR, but I reckon the kid has loads of talent, and if given a real chance with a decent bike, he would pour that champagne a lot of times.

Just hope Aprilia choose someone worthwile.
Cheers.

siouxscalper - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 3:50 PM

@damo666

oh my god.
why don't you READ past Laverty interviews, he'll tell you wtf

a top rider has the priority in developing new parts, and deciding what goes and what doesn't, and get upgrades first (if there isn't for both), but Aprilia didn't have bike development for most of the season, except for an engine upgrade in the last 2 races (for both riders).

luckily that Laverty had inferior material, otherwise you wouldn't understand why he was so often ahead of Biaggi...
whatever,

keep your satanic number for yourself.

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