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Old 11-07-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Biaggi Retires

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

A great end to an incredible career.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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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....

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:24 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:45 AM   #7
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I always liked Max even though I understand he seemed to be a rider that people loved to hate. Thanks for the races.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #8
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Thanks for the entertainment Max.


I allways remember this crash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLQamKHzMYM
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #9
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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!

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.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for the entertainment Max.


I allways remember this crash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLQamKHzMYM
Yeah, he could bin it hard:

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:15 AM   #11
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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......
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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I've always preferred that champions go out while on top, just as Max is doing.

Happy trails, Max.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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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
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #14
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Good for Max, a great talent who seemed to improve in many ways as he aged.

Here's to a long, happy, healthy retirement!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
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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.

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