Biaggi Aprilia SBK
Max Biaggi’s return to Aprilia SBK in 2009, the marque with which he had won three consecutive world championships in the MotoGP 250 cc class from 1994 to 1996, carried many high expectations. Now the 2010 Aprilia WSBK Team is looking forward to seeing the results Biaggi can bring home, in light of a debut season that demonstrated both the potential of the motorcycle and the ability of the Roman rider to steer its development and take it to the top of the leader board, right up to the team’s fist World Superbike win at Brno.
Portimao (Portugal), Saturday 24th October 2008: championship points leader Noriyuki Haga and his Ducati Xerox squad experienced a difficult day, and a difficult Superpole, at the Portimao circuit today, closing in tenth position, while Michel Fabrizio and his Ducati 1198 had more success, qualifying on the front row, alongside Spies (Yamaha), Byrne (Ducati) and Rea (Honda), for tomorrow’s crucial races.
In second qualifying this morning both Noriyuki and Michel continued to work to improve the rear setting of their Ducati 1198 machines, with both able to improve on yesterday’s qualifying ti
Championship title contender Ben Spies got straight down to business today under a clear blue sky and brilliant Portuguese sunshine, spending both the free practice session and following first qualifying session re-acquainting himself with the Portimao circuit.
The return of Imola to the Superbike World Championship has been greeted with glorious sunshine and a massive influx of the general public today as the gates were opened for Free Thursday.
RSV4 Racing History
The entire Aprilia organization joined the men and women of the Reparto Corse motorsports division at the Noale headquarters to celebrate the triumphant victory of Max Biaggi and his Aprilia RSV4 at Brno. In the tenth round of the World Superbike Championship at the Czech racetrack, Biaggi scored his first victory with the Aprilia RSV4 – which made its debut this year – in race 1, and confirmed the outstanding capabilities of the RSV4 with a second place finish in race 2.
The 75,000 spectators in attendance watched a spectacular Race 2. Biaggi re-opened a race that already seemed to be over during the initial laps, duelling it out with his rivals up to the very last metre. In the end it was Ben Spies on his Yamaha who took home the victory with a 0:213 lead over the Roman driver. Fabrizio finished in third place again, stopping the clock just 0:675 behind Spies.
The start was a carbon copy of Race 1, with Corser taking off like a missile, but by the end of the first lap, Spies, Fabrizio and Biaggi had broken away.
The very first victory in 2009 to combine the names of Max Biaggi and Aprilia has arrived from the historic and prestigious Brno circuit, home to the Czech round of the Superbike world Championships. The Roman driver secured his ninth victory on this track which saw him triumphant during a period from 1994 to 1996 with the RSW 250cc and which then led to three world championship titles.
Max Biaggi, started off well, right behind a phenomenal Corser who took off like a rocket from the second row.
Today witnessed Race 1 of the UK round of the SBK under a grey sky that loomed over the Donington Park circuit. However, in the end threat of rain was just that, only a threat and the crowds of English fans were able to watch an incredible race without getting soaked.Max Biaggi started off well and was right behind the poleman Spies at the first curve, followed by Haga in third place. The three drivers had that something extra over their adversaries and they broke away from the pack, maintaining a pace that was just under the record set at the Bayliss track in 2007.
The unpredictable British weather conditions made the SBK Superpole round at Donington even more exciting and uncertain. After the first two sessions took place on a dry track, a few drops of rain began to fall just as the
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