Is there a better place to evaluate the wet-weather stopping capabilities of a new sport-touring tire than the flight deck of an aircraft carrier? Apparently not, which is why Pirelli called on six-time world champion Max Biaggi to conduct a braking test with its new Angel GT on the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour. According to [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Max Biaggi Launches Pirelli Angel GT On Aircraft Carrier Retired world champion performs braking test on Italian warship.
In a surprise move that caught everyone off guard (including Piaggio/Aprilia management), Max Biaggi has retired from racing, his “Roman Emperor” crown adorned with the laurels of his 2012 World Superbike title. How surprised was Aprilia? A contract for 2013 was prepped and ready, only needing Biaggi’s signature. He did not sign. At the age [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
WSBK Press Release: The closest ever finish in the history of the Superbike World Championship came today at Magny-Cours when Max Biaggi ended the second race in fifth place and in doing so he ended up the season 0.5 points ahead of Tom Sykes. Biaggi had fallen in the first World Superbike Championship race of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: Three riders and three different manufacturers will be facing off on Sunday in the final showdown at Magny-Cours for the 2012 World Superbike Championship titles. Not for the first time will the French circuit play host to the championship’s grand finale, which this time sees two Italians, Max Biaggi (Aprilia) and Marco [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: Max Biaggi scored a single podium for third place in race two at the World Superbike Championship round in Portugal today, but two strong points scores saw him extend his overall lead as his other championship rivals found trouble. Eugene Laverty won his first race of the 2012 season in the second [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: Max Biaggi once more heads the points table in the Superbike World Championship, after two races in Germany laden with incident and frequent accidents for the top two championship runners. Biaggi won race one in impressive style, taking his 21st career win and his fifth of the year. In race two Chaz [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: The decisive run-in for the 2012 World Superbike Championship gets underway this weekend at the prestigious Nurburgring circuit, with Max Biaggi and Tom Sykes chasing after the new points leader Marco Melandri. With three rounds remaining (six races, 150 points at stake), the 30-year-old from Ravenna heads the table with an 18.5 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
World Superbike Press Release: In the midst of its 25th anniversary celebrations the eni FIM Superbike World Championship makes another major step forward in history as international bike racing arrives in Russia for the very first time. The eleventh round of this exciting season also constitutes a milestone for motorcycle racing in general: Russia is [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: A remarkable day, thanks to the ever changing British weather conditions, saw two French riders on top at Silverstone in round ten of the eni FIM Superbike Championship in front of a weekend crowd of 42,000. In the first race SBK rookie Loris Baz became the second youngest rider ever to win [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
World Superbike Style Check Ride faster, safer: What can you learn from the body position of top SBK riders?
Photographer : DMT Imaging
Motorcycle roadracers want to use the least-possible lean angle while running at the front. This can be seen in the lines they choose and in what they do with their bodies. They can accelerate and brake harder when the bike is more upright, and they use their bodies to help accomplish this. Tires are more [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)