Originally Posted by jdiaz
Didn't he beat Doohan in his first two 500 races? Shit, they were crowning his championship before April that year.
Technically yes, but Doohan DNFed those races, I don't think he beat Doohan home on any race that Doohan crossed the line (except for the time Biaggi was black flagged and stayed on the track) but it was a long time ago and I could be wrong.
He still won his first 500 GP race and finished his rookie season in second.
The only other rider to finish that high in there first year, that I know of is Darrel Beattie, and he didn't quite reach the greatness of Max.