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OFFICIAL: Biaggi to Aprilia.

Friday, 19th September 2008

Aprilia confirm Max Biaggi will lead their World Superbike return in 2009.

As expected, Max Biaggi will definitely return to Aprilia in 2009 to front their new World Superbike effort after signing a two-year deal.

Although rumours had circulated that a deal was on the verge of being announced, only now has it been confirmed by Aprilia themselves, who describe Biaggi as their first choice rider from the outset.

Biaggi, who is believed to have been snubbed by Ducati Xerox in favour of Noriyuki Haga, will make the switch from the Sterilgarda Ducati team, with whom he has recorded several podiums, although he remains winless with the satellite Italian team.

Announced at this weekend's Vallelunga World Superbike round, close to Biaggi's home city of Rome, Aprilia return to World Superbikes in a bid to rekindle the form that once made them one of the most formidable forces in motorcycle racing.

Biaggi was key to that success, winning three of his four 250GP titles with the brand, success both he and the team are eager to emulate in World Superbikes.

“Biaggi was our number one choice, I'm delighted to have him back with us" said Leo Francesco Mercanti, Director of Product Development and Sporting Activities of the Piaggio Group. "Max is a rider who has written a number of important chapters in Aprilia's racing history.

“He was involved in the company's first major triumphs, and the seasons of Aprilia domination, all of which enabled this young company to join the ‘greats' of motorcycle racing. Today, with Biaggi and the Aprilia RSV4 we begin a new challenge. We are convinced that with him, we will be able to put to the best possible use all of our passion, our expertise and desire to win.”

Together with BMW, Aprilia will boost the number of official manufacturer entries in next season's World Superbike Championship to seven, and with KTM rumoured to be considering a move in 2010, the series is certainly in rude health.

Meanwhile, there is no word on who will partner Biaggi. Currently, Alex Hofmann has been conducting testing duties, although Roberto Rolfo, who will definitely not be racing for Honda Althea next season, has been trialling the bike recently.

Aprilia last competed in World Superbikes in 2002, by which point they had amassed eight wins.

OFFICIAL: Biaggi to Aprilia. | WSBK News | Crash.Net
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That is cool... good for Priller to get themselves a top notch rider for their comeback season.
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thats cool no pics of the finished product yet?


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That is cool... good for Priller to get themselves a top notch rider for their comeback season.

How is Max a top notch rider


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How is Max a top notch rider
lmao 4 time 250 winner


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How is Max a top notch rider
I believe Max is a better rider than Stoner...


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Ya thats why he won so many titles.


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Ya thats why he won so many titles.
If Biaggi was still in 250 while Stoner was there, he would have his arse handed to him on a plate... wait, don't have to, he will just himself...
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[quote=valerossi;437286]I believe Max is a better rider than Stoner...


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as long as you know NH is better then both of them lmao


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thats cool no pics of the finished product yet?
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thanks and that tail section is very small for that bike


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thanks and that tail section is very small for that bike
You're welcome.
The tail section is just a litlle detail
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thanks and that tail section is very small for that bike
I guess that's why they call it a tail, as it's just a small part to finish off the product and not the main part.

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I guess that's why they call it a tail, as it's just a small part to finish off the product and not the main part.

true but it also helps to complete the look of the bike and for whay they cost....


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it's the single most important piece, aerodynamically.

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you can have a body without a tail but you cannot have a tail without a body because the tail must be the tail of something otherwise it wouldn't be a tail.
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thats true its just the whole bike is so big and bulky and then you have this tiny tail... it just doesnt flow with me, but who knows maybe itll be a great performer

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if the tail is big and bulky, and the body is thin, does this mean the tail can wag the dog?

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