World Superbike Testing
The factory Aprilia Alitalia duo of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier undertook two days of testing at the fast and flowing Mugello circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to ensure they will be fully prepared for the next few World Superbike race meetings, starting with Monza on May 8.
At Round 2 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship in Donington last month, Max Biaggi had a string of bad luck. The worse of it arrived from his disqualification of race 2 for jumping the start and failing to perform a drive-through penalty.
2011 World Superbike
For World Superbike, Assen is not just any race. You can tell straight away as soon as you ride out onto the Dutch track which has thousands of WSBK fans lined up alongside, often arriving astride the street version of the same bike they have come to watch flying around the historic TT Circuit.
2011 World Superbike
Things didn’t go too well for the reigning World Superbike Champion at Donington Park in the UK Sunday.
Max Biaggi, who qualified in sixth, struggled in race 1, finishing seventh. Biaggi got a good start, but began running wide various times, and he couldn’t catch up with the leading group.
The 2011 World Superbike Championship began well for Max Biaggi, the Italian taking second place in both Phillip Island races. The 39-year-old Aprilia RSV4 rider finished 4.365 seconds behind in Race 1, 1.88 seconds in Race 2 (both races won by Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa).
The oldest generation of WSBK riders showed that experience can achieve success Sunday at Phillip Island, Round 1 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship.
Carlos Checa, 38, dominated both races at the Australian round, taking the privateer Althea Ducati 1198R to the checkered flag first.
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.