Biaggi congratulates Checa for Miller dominance

Max Biaggi admits defeat to Carlos Checa at Miller Motorsports Park, but vows to bounce back at his home round of Misano.
Max Biaggi has 'complimented' Carlos Checa for his dominant double victory at Miller Motorsports Park after a weekend in which the Italian was unable to get on terms with his World Superbike title rival.

The Italian endured a trying race day at the American venue, colliding with Rea in the opening race [see separate story], to suffer his first crash-related DNF since Portimao in 2008 when he tangled with Michel Fabrizio.

Though he would bounce back to finish in third position during the second race, Biaggi admits he had no answer to the sheer speed of Checa and was merely satisfied to 'show his presence' with a podium result.

"It's a real shame about the first race,” the Aprilia Alitalia rider said. “Unfortunately Rea touched me and I couldn't avoid the crash. I have a few bruises that are bothering me, so now we'll have to take a good look at things and hopefully there is nothing serious.

“In the second race I started off well, but in the first turn I wasn't very aggressive. The others slipped by me and I had to make up some ground to get into third place. My compliments to Checa, who is truly unbeatable here, but I think we showed our presence as well. At Misano I'm sure we'll be able to express our potential. The championship is certainly far from over.”

Biaggi, who remains win-less in 2011, is 62 points behind Checa in the overall standings and one point behind Marco Melandri in second position.

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; - Unregistered

May 31, 2011 12:27 PM

Hes a t..t he's a w...ker, ... There you go yes he can rub people up the wrong way but underneath the strops he's a super talented racer who wants nothing else other than to ride motorbikes (fast). A w...nker wouldnt have given Checa this compliment but racing is in his veins and the fact Checa is so amazing there impresses him, I like this. Imagine Foggy ever admitting somebody was truly un beatable ..dnt think so

brendan - Unregistered

May 31, 2011 6:36 PM

@pp916 oh my good, u will find fault in anything!!! he praised the winner. not for first time. remember him praising leon haslam time and time again last year? Remember him saying at first race how good it was to have such great riders in the series how how much he like wsb..and then he named them riders, including camier. what exactly do you want? seriously dont get some of you lot!

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