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Biaggi moves clear with double USA win

A perfect scoreline, coupled to Haslam's first retirement, sees Biaggi move 15 points clear for Aprilia
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.”



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Buck - Unregistered

June 01, 2010 12:31 PM

Biaggi and Aprilia, the winning fomula. Bayliss made full use and took the double on the tracks the ducati was strong, won the championship and nobody complained. Biaggi makes full use of his bikes potential and clinches the double the tracks he and the bike is really strong, and everybody complains. Its how championships are won, this is racing. ****ers

Maxi Fan - Unregistered

June 01, 2010 8:52 AM

Congrats to Max on another double victory. Been a fan of his for his entire career and just hope that this momentum can continue. I would be the first to admit that he certainly had luck on his side yesterday but thats racing as we all know. Comiserations to both Checa and Haslam but no doubt luck will favour them before the end of the season thats almost certainly how things work. :) :)



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