It’s been a tough season so far for Max Biaggi. The reigning World Superbike Champion has had a decent start to the 2011 season, and currently sits second in the point standings after three race weekends, but his progress has been nothing like the blitzkrieg campaign he accomplished last year. Facing a non-factory Ducati that seemingly rides like a factory bike, Biaggi is 43 points behind Carlos Checa, while the devilishly quick WSBK rookie and former MotoGP contender Marco Melandri is only four points behind his fellow Italian.
Likely feeling the pressure to bring honor to the #1 plate, we’ve already seen Biaggi revert back to some of his old antics of the past. With the “slap” incident from Donington Park still fresh in peoples’ minds, more accusations come from riders that the Roman Emperor has been blocking and in the way during the Superpole qualifying event, and this time those accusations come from inside the Aprilia garage.
Caught on video complaining about getting blocked during qualifying, Leon Camier signaled to the other side of the Alitalia Aprilia pit box when asked who was in his way. “Him!” yelled Camier, pointing to Biaggi, and clearly frustrated. It’s hard to draw conclusions without seeing the incident, but at the very least it would seem Biaggi’s Christmas Card list will be a bit shorter this year than last.
Source: Two Wheels Blog