Newly Crowned Biaggi to Miss Finale?
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
vaulted back to World Champion status with his masterful 2010 campaign in World Superbike
. Now the Aprilia ace seems to be calling in sick for work this weekend at the Magny Cours season finale. With the rider championship in hand, Biaggi claims a potential flu may sideline his effort at the French circuit. Actually, the wording in the press release below is far better, as Biaggi is “struggling with a less than brilliant physical condition.”
Max Biaggi with chairman and CEO of the Piaggio Group, Roberto Colaninno.
Would Maxwell be coming up lame with the championship in the balance? Of course not. But Aprilia
can’t get too steamed, as their boy finished his job ahead of schedule. And not just a week ahead of schedule for the 2010 season, after only two years in with its new RSV4
and already its snagged a rider’s championship. The Italian marque’s second rider, Leon Camier, figures to button down the Manufacturer’s Title if he is fit to return from his own less than brilliant shape, the British Superbike Champion having broken his scaphoid and missed the last round at Imola.
Press Release Courtesy of Aprilia World Superbike
After the fantastic weekend at Imola which saw Max Biaggi crowned World Superbike Champion, the Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team returns to the track with another grand objective in their sights for this extraordinary season: the Manufacturer title. Aprilia comes to the French Magny Cours track, the last round of the season, with a 41 point advantage over Ducati.
"It would be truly exceptional – comments the new world champion, Max Biaggi – to be able to place the manufacturer world title next to my rider world title. Most of all I think it would be a great reward for the guys on the team and the entire Racing Division who, together with me, have given a performance this season which will go down in the history of our sport. As always, we will be giving it our all. Unfortunately I am struggling with a less than brilliant physical condition which is hopefully just a passing flu and won't ruin this last weekend of the 2010 season".
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