Max Biaggi thinks he achieved his maximum in the latest round of the World Superbike Championship at Kyalami after scoring a pair of fifth place finishes.
His best combined performance since the second round at Losail, Biaggi was in good form throughout the weekend as he took advantage of the fact he had previously tested the RSV-4 around the South African circuit some months ago.
However, while he qualified third and ran well in the early stages of both races, Biaggi was unable to improve on fifth position on each occasion, the Italian even missing out on fourth in race one when he misjudged a final bend move on Jonathan Rea.
Nonetheless, given the improvement of the bike since they last visited Kyalami, Biaggi was pleased with his results.
"These two fifth positions are the most we could have gotten,” he said. “The result is good enough, but we suffered quite a bit with the vibrations in the turns and coming out of them we didn't have a lot of grip and that forced us to use softer tyres.
“Compared to November, the RSV4 has grown quite a bit, but the competition here in Superbike is merciless!”