In 1998, Biaggi stepped up to the 500cc Grand Prix class but met very stiff competition from the likes of Mick Doohan and, of course, Valentino Rossi. He raced MotoGP with Honda until 2006, then took a break. In 2007, he landed in World Superbike, first with Suzuki, then on a satellite Ducati. But finally, in 2009, he was back on an Aprilia. This time it was on the RSV4, a bike specifically conceived for him. The following year, he became the first Italian rider to win the World Superbike title. And he did it again this year.