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I will never forget my first visit to Assen, being late, climbing up the banking to smell and hear the 250 race going on. There was one all black and yellow chesterfield liveried acrobat who was so far ahead of the rest of the field that he was wheelying the thing out of every corner, waving to the crowd. The last of the old school GP riders as in not being in a hurry progressing onto the 500 class. He was happy in 250 and dominated for four years against other 250 die hards like Harada, Capirossi, Waldmann, Perugini, Romboni and jacques. What really made me a fan was his 500 debut,pole, fastest lap and race win on his first ever 500 NSR ride in Doohan era of utter domination. Unbelievable stuff!! Before him 250 legends Pons, Cadalora and Capirossi had their hands full adapting to the two-wheeled 500 power house. Biaggi was the first to make the adjustment to the big class without a learning curve. What summed it all up was his quote at the 1998 Dutch TT qualifying. 'The 500 has mor

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