10 reasons why Max Biaggi won the SBK World Championship

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Yesterday at Imola, Max Biaggi won the 2010 SBK World Championship aboard an Aprilia RSV4. When he accepted the trophy he was wearing a t-shirt with a fifth star for this, his fifth World Championship, on the front and 10 reasons for his victory on its back. Here’s those reasons.

1. I’ve been chasing a fifth star for a long time.

2. I am the first Italian in SBK history to win the world title.

3. I am the first Italian to win a 250cc world championship with an Italian bike (Aprilia) and I wanted to be the first Italian to win in SBK with an Italian bike (Aprilia).

4. I have the hottest chick as my companion, and this helps! (Eleonora Pedron, ex-Miss Italia)

5. Enzo Ferrari was wrong, in a big way… ( Referring to the F1 constructor, who famously said “When a driver becomes a father, he loses one second a lap”).

6. I will never stop thanking Ducati for their refusal to sign me in 2009.

7. Aprilia and Piaggio are my second family.

8. Becoming a father has given me exceptional motivation.

9. At well past 39 years of age I can still keep everyone else in line.

10. I owed it to all my fans and the Italians.

via SBK

All the photos in the gallery below are courtesy of Aprilia Racing and were taken yesterday.

  • Miticale

    Glad to see Max proving he’s still got it in him. I’m already excited for next season, especially with Haga running a one bike team and Camier hopefully being healthy enough to compete full on.

  • 6mt

    stoke for Max for sure.

  • Patrick from Astoria

    Maybe it reads better in Italian.

  • DoctorNine

    I wonder what the t-shirt would have said if he lost?

  • voxveho

    11. I didn’t have to worry about losing to Ben Spies every week.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget


    I was trying so hard to stay away from any racing news until I got to finish watching the races tonight, tough thing.

    So glad for them, always happy to see such an excited bunch of people.

    Those 10 points are good. I especially like the ones about Enzo Ferrari, Ducati and having the hottest chick. :D

  • The Lawyer

    It’s also 10 reasons why VR will race WBK with a V4 Ducati in 2 years.

    I hope Max retires before Vale starts WBK. It’ll be good fodder for Faster 3 if he doesn’t.

  • circuitsports

    they forgot one – because I am a very short and angry Italian whose jealous of all these other apes and there bloated junk size

  • Stonygut

    Great link to Eleanora

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I was hoping someone would notice that.

  • pdub

    10 reasons for Max but only 4 letters why those 10 could happen. RSV4.

  • pdub

    Correction. RSV4 can’t claim reason #4 nor #8. That would have to be solely down to the mesmerizing goatee and the results of what the goatee wrought.