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SQD8R 11-07-2012 05:52 AM

Biaggi Retires
 
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sp...es-from-racing

A great end to an incredible career.

Gian 11-07-2012 05:56 AM

Chapeau!

Pilbara 11-07-2012 06:17 AM

Started at 17
 
One thing that really impressed me with Biaggi is that unlike most of his competitors he only started racing a motorcycle at the age of 17, some are nearly done by that age!

I guess if you have the talent it will show at any age....

Cheers
Pilbara

anotherguy 11-07-2012 06:24 AM

Kinda felt that one coming. One of the greats that had difficulty in the 500 class. Never understood that.

Ciao Max. Thanks for all the great races.

doyle 11-07-2012 06:45 AM

I always liked Max even though I understand he seemed to be a rider that people loved to hate. Thanks for the races.

kyns 11-07-2012 08:25 AM

Thanks for the entertainment Max.


I allways remember this crash.:eek1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLQamKHzMYM

Pantah 11-07-2012 08:37 AM

Was a good article. He had a large fanbase at Laguna in 2005. It appeared almost as big as Rossi. Probably because he lives in LA during the off season and Laguna is packed with SoCal fans. I guess they saw him as one of them! :D

I enjoyed his career and the contraversy he stirred up in GP. I also enjoyed his resurgence in World Supers. He was competitive day one, and backed it up with two titles. Remarkable.

I think he was one of the most important motorcycle racers of his time. :clap

BOOTLACE 11-07-2012 09:15 AM

Gunna miss Max, for sure. One of the greats. However, I do find it a little strange that he'd go testing and all, and not break the news to his team till after everyone's signed up for next season. Seems a bit hard on the team, methinks......:huh

viajero 11-07-2012 11:48 AM

I've always preferred that champions go out while on top, just as Max is doing.

Happy trails, Max.

Pecha72 11-07-2012 01:28 PM

I remember Max entering the 500 class (1998?), and winning his first race. He actually gave Doohan a run for his money in the early part of that season. His success in WSB is also testimony of his abilities, and not forgetting the four 250cc world titles.

Oh yeah, the hatred with him & Rossi was also entertaining :lol3

Motorcyclist 11-07-2012 01:42 PM

Good for Max, a great talent who seemed to improve in many ways as he aged.

Here's to a long, happy, healthy retirement! :freaky

DogBoy 11-07-2012 01:55 PM

Max Biaggi wasn't boring, won a bunch of races and a few World Championships, rode for Factory teams, made some good money and walked away healthy. Can't ask for much more than that. Spectacular victory wheelie save was a bonus. :D

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Drif10 11-07-2012 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyns (Post 19990701)
Thanks for the entertainment Max.


I allways remember this crash.:eek1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLQamKHzMYM

Yeah, he could bin it hard:

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jdiaz 11-07-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anotherguy (Post 19989928)
Kinda felt that one coming. One of the greats that had difficulty in the 500 class. Never understood that.

Didn't he beat Doohan in his first two 500 races? Shit, they were crowning his championship before April that year. :lol3

Bounder 11-07-2012 04:55 PM

I was only waiting to hear this after seeing the last WSBK race, he looked like he needed some time alone.
Thanks for the great racing Max, it was a pleasure to watch you during your career.
And what a career between 500GP and World Supers.


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