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Biaggi sets new record at Monza

Max Biaggi proves the Aprilia RSV-4 is the fastest World Superbike around by breaking the all-time speed record at Monza
Max Biaggi has broken the circuit speed record for a World Superbike after almost touching 327kph during free practice at Monza.

With the RSV-4's strength in a straight line being the envy of many rival teams, Biaggi and team-mate Leon Camier are expected to flourish at Monza courtesy of its high-speed nature and lengthy straights.

Biaggi would go on to prove as much by producing a 326.9kph top speed towards the end of the session, although the Italian would lose time through the bends as he was forced to settle for sixth fastest.

It follows Biaggi's efforts at the Phillip Island season opener when he touched 318.9kph, a record for the Australian circuit.

However, while Biaggi's feat is good enough to stand atop the World Superbike pile, it isn't quicker than the best-ever Superbike speed of 327.3kph recorded at Monza – that was achieved just last week by Fabrizio Pellizzon on another Aprilia RSV-4 during the CIV Superbike event.

Pellizzon and his Gabrielli Racing team-mate Federico Sandi were originally intending to swell the WSBK ranks this weekend before withdrawing for technical reasons.



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RawDawg

May 08, 2010 4:07 AM
Last Edited 158 days ago

There goes poor ol' Mike Hunt showing his inferiority complex again. John Kocsiniki is the only guy to win the 250cc title (he won his first full year) and the WSBK title (which he won his 2nd year). I'm sure Mike Hunt appreciate the couple of notches that John adds to the tally of American World titles. No one else can say they won both. And he won races in 500cc. @rob w Actually the year was 1994. He started the 1993 season racing 250cc Suzuki.



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