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Biaggi maintains advantage in PI test

Max Biaggi goes fastest again in Australia, but the four riders are covered by just four tenths now.
Max Biaggi has completed the second day of testing at Phillip Island with the fastest time once again, though things proved much closer between the Aprilia and Yamaha riders.

Testing a variety of new parts on the Aprilia RSV-4, Biaggi lowered his best lap from day one to 1min 32.3secs, though both his team-mate Leon Camier and Yamaha's Eugene Laverty were just two tenths adrift.

Marco Melandri suffered a fall from his R1 around the long final bend that leads onto the pit-straight, the Italian hurting a finger, but not seriously. His best lap placed him four tenths off Biaggi.

Camier, meanwhile, also suffered a fall, though it was a later impact with a seagull – one that left him with a swollen arm – that forced him to curtail his day's running.



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mikeebee

December 01, 2010 5:17 PM

Biaggi will be hard to beat next year on the Aprilia. I'm surprised to see Melandri last in the times. I hope this does not turn out to be another year in the wilderness for him. I would like to see him up front battling for wins.

LeisureSuit Larry - Unregistered

December 02, 2010 9:47 AM

The problem with Melandri has always been lack of consistency. He was always labelled as a crasher ... then came runner up in the championship to Rossi (can't remember if that was 2004 or 2005). He was dire on the Ducati in 2008, yet produced some excellent performances (early on) on the Hayate in 2009. 2010 has to be a great disappointment though - back in the Gresini team on a competitive Honda, he should have done well, but has been completely out-classed by Simonchelli. I hope he does well in WSB, but if he has a few bad results early on, I think his confidence will be totally shot, and then it's game-over.



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