The Roman Emperor Clinches World Superbike

09/26/2010 @ 4:59 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Without giving too much away about this weekend’s WSBK race, Max Biaggi clinched the World Superbike Championship at Imola this weekend. For fans in Italy, this moment is being celebrated heavily, as an Italian rider, on an Italian bike, during an Italian race, has clinched a major championship title. For Biaggi fans, this title has been a long-time in the making, as The Emperor hasn’t won a championship title since his 250GP days.

While some will mire Aprilia’s dominance in the latter-half of the season with debate surrounding the RSV4’s controversial gear-driven camshaft upgrade, the fact of the matter remains that the Noale factory was able to produce a winning platform during a recession that sent other manufacturers into hiding, which has only made the Aprilia RSV4 stand out that much more on showroom floors. Congratulazioni Max e Aprilia!

Photo: Alitalia Aprilia

  • Ades

    Congratts to Mr Biaggi and Aprilia, a well deserved title. What makes it more impressive is the list of factory backed teams entered this year with proven race winning (and championship winning) machinery……..

    For Max, I’m sure this will help with the pain of never having won the 500cc/Moto GP title.

  • eze1976

    Got to give it to max, might hate him, might love him but one thing you can be sure of he doesnt give up….cheers to that

  • MikeD

    Im Glad for both Biaggi and Aprilia (like the article said, specially on these tuff economic times from Zeros to Heros).

    Take that Japan Inc. Wake up and smell the AssKicking!

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  • Isaac

    Nice to see an old man like myself make the youn ones look bad! Viva La Maximo!

  • Dark Horse

    How about a spoiler alert?!

  • What? You didn’t know Max was going to clinch the WSBK title? ;)