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Champion Biaggi reveals No.1 plate

Having tested as '3', Biaggi wheels out a '1' plated Aprilia a day ahead of the opening WSBK round.
Max Biaggi could race with the 'number 1' title plate in 2011 as he bids to defend his World Superbike Championship crown.

The 2010 title-winner is classified on the official entry lists with his traditional '3' plate, while he has also appeared in testing with his Aprilia adorning the familiar logo.

However, during the official photo sessions prior to this weekend's opening round at Phillip Island, the team wheeled Biaggi's bike out with the champion's plate, suggesting he may well ride as 'No.1' in 2011.

Designed in a similar style to that of his usual moniker, should Biaggi go ahead and use the number, he will be the first to take advantage of the champion's honour since Troy Corser in 2006.

Prior to the photo shoot, Biaggi had worn a 'No.1' logo on the side of the RSV-4.



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Alex K. - Unregistered

February 24, 2011 1:48 PM

The World Champion should wear the #1 plate...as a fan it irks me to see champions who seem to value their ball cap & t-shirt sales more than a tradition of the sport.

jimmy - Unregistered

February 24, 2011 11:02 AM

I suppose everyone knows that (actually true) adage that number 1 plate is heavy so if he's really going to race with it, it's a brave decision. Every world champion should ride with number 1 plate the season after his triumph just to show he's a worthy one.



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