Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Max Biaggi: Staying alive…

Max Biaggi: The Roman Emperor still has some racing left in him apparently. And the arrogance is still there too...!

While he was never a very popular man in MotoGP, somehow we miss Max Biaggi. Perhaps it’s because of the memories we have of watching him race in the 250cc class in the 1990s, where he was absolutely brilliant. Remember, he won four 250cc world titles – three of them with Aprilia (in 1994, 95 and 96) and one with Honda, in 1997.

Biaggi racing his Chesterfield Aprilia in the 250cc class in 1996

Now that his MotoGP days are over, Mad Max races for Alstare Suzuki Corona in world superbikes, and recently took his GSX-R1000 to third place in race one, in the World Superbike race at Monza. Says Max, ‘Monza has been a fantastic experience, and the huge number of fans here has made this a great weekend. Although there were a lot of people here asking for my autographs and photos, I didn't mind and I tried to sign as many as possible. I am happy to do this for race fans.’

So there you are. The arrogance is still there. The man still thinks he really is a Roman Emperor. But what the heck, the world of motorcycle racing would be poorer without Max, so it's alright… :-)

Update (May 28, 2007): The latest rumour doing the rounds is that Max could be back in MotoGP in 2008! There may be a second Suzuki team in MotoGP next year - the Alstare Suzuki team - and the team manager for this could be 1993 500cc world champ, Kevin Schwantz himself! We'd be happy to see Max back in MotoGP, though we wonder if would really have the fire in him to take on young guns Stoner, Pedrosa and others. Let's see how things unfold over the next few months...

Also see:
Loris Capirossi: Winning for 16 years...!
Valentino Rossi: The biggest earning star in MotoGP
Anjelina Jolie: Staying ahead of Rossi!
Saga of the mighty Honda NSR500
Down memory lane: The Cagiva 500 GP racer

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