Max Biaggi: World SBK Title Quest
After his second place in race 1 at Round 9 of the World Superbike Championship, Max Biaggi was master of Brno again with a memorable run in World SBK race 2.
The good start was just a prelude to a monologue as from the sixth lap on, after overtaking Rea, Max Biaggi set an infernal pace which his rivals were unable to match. The 4.6 second final gap tells the whole story of Max’s devastating supremacy.
The Pirate’s consistency has also been impressive, with points earned in all eighteen World SBK rounds and nine victories including the one today, a 50 percent win rate for this season.
The fifth victory in the last six races for Max Biaggi takes him to 352 points, 68 in front of Haslam, while Aprilia solidifies its lead in the manufacturer rankings with 53 points over Suzuki and 82 over Ducati.
Max Biaggi says: “After the second place in race 1, I was satisfied anyway, even if, to be honest, I expected the maximum on this track. And so it was in the second race: we made some changes to the rear suspension and the gearbox which, as it turns out, worked well. After being behind Rea for a while, I realized that I was faster and I overtook him.”
“From there on, I just pushed it to the limit without thinking about tire wear and the track proved me right. I want to thank my team. The guys support me and believe in my indications, and this is confirmed by our results. There are still a lot of points at stake, so I won’t look back and I’ll continue to stay focused race after race. That is the winning philosophy.”