Max Biaggi is refusing to get carried away despite assuming the lead of the World Superbike Championship standings for the first time this season with a resounding double win at Miller Motorsports Park.
Adding to his victory whitewashes at Portimao and Monza, although Biaggi was certainly aided by Carlos Checa's retirement from comfortable leads in both races, as well as Leon Haslam's self-inflicted elimination, the Italian was still best placed to capitalise.
Another significant day for the Aprilia Alitalia team as Leon Camier joined Biaggi in making it a 1-2 result during race two, Biaggi was thrilled to have turned around a deficit of 15 points into what is now an identical advantage over Haslam.
"Two fantastic races – nothing more needs to be said! We set up the weekend well, working a lot to take best advantage of the potential of the RSV4 on this beautiful circuit.”
Still, while Biaggi did touch upon the fortuitousness of his victories over Checa, he hinted that he may have been able to launch a challenge for the win in race two.
“Again in race two Checa immediately set a frantic pace, but I had more feeling than in race one, so I think that I would have played it out to the end anyway.
“I must be thankful because this double win is a credit of the entire team and the guys who work at Noale, who give me the best possible support.”
Moving on now to Biaggi and Aprilia's second home race of the season at Misano, Biaggi maintains he will not get complacent, pointing out the season is still relatively young.
“Today is an important day for us, but my mind is already on the next round. To make it to the lead spot in the standings is extremely important, but there is still a long season ahead of us, so... we'll keep our feet on the ground.”