Max Biaggi kan ikke akkurat skryte av helgens resultat som ble en 11 plass og en femte plass men det holdt til at han ble verdensmester i Superbike og det er noe å skryte av.Av: Mona Forsnes
Italienere som hadde en våt drøm om å få en italiener som vant, på en italiensk sykkel, i Italia fikk drømmen oppfylt.
«This is a grand day, a day that I have greatly desired. I’ve often felt in past years like I hadn’t been placed in the proper conditions to be able to express my worth and to achieve the results that I know I deserve.»
«This is one of the reasons that, at a certain point in my career, I chose this world, the SBK championship, and this is why I wanted to surround myself with the right people for this adventure – because racing isn’t just about speed, tyres and an engine.»
«It is also about joy and having fun and with these guys, with this team, I feel at home. I want to thank everyone: my team, Aprilia, Piaggio Group, the chairman. It has not been an easy season. Many riders have won races and if they had been just a bit more consistent, they would have been able to be more troublesome for us.»
«The greatest moments were the double victories at Monza and Misano. It is something very special to win in front of my fans. But it isn’t over yet – there is still one goal left – to ride my RSV4 to the manufacturer title. We’ll talk again in a week and it would be truly fantastic to close out this wonderful season with another championship,» commented an exhausted but happy Biaggi in the end.
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For øvrig så var det Carlos Checa som var helgens stjerne og vant.