Photo of the Week: Five Star Rating

02/21/2011 @ 8:54 am, by Scott Jones7 COMMENTS

2010 World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi will be adding a fifth star to his leathers in 2011, the existing four representing his previous world titles. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, four of his five titles have been on Aprilia machines, the first four being consecutive 250cc GP Championships between 1994 and 1997.

Max has re-signed with Aprilia for another two years and will begin his title defense next weekend when the WSBK season kicks off at Philip Island. The above photo is from the Miller Motorsports Park round in 2010, where Max won twice after Carlos Checa’s Ducati quit while in comfortable leads in both races.

Scott Jones is a professional photographer known for his great action shots and poignant candids when covering MotoGP and WSBK racing events. You may have already seen his work on MotoMatters (they still have more calendars available that feature Scott’s work by the way).

Not only do we like Scott’s shots, but he fits right in with our all Nikon-totting office. You can find him on his blog, Twitter, & Facebook. Scott is such a nice guy, he’ll even let you stay in his Lake Tahoe cabinAll images posted, shared, or sent for editorial use or review are registered for full copyright protection at the Library of Congress.

  • Dr. Gellar

    That’s not true. All five of Max Biaggi’s titles have not been on Aprilias. His fourth and final 250cc GP title was on a Honda.


    Max Biaggi’s 1997 World Championship was won on Erv Kanemoto’s Honda NSR250.

    Photo of him and the bike.

  • Quentin Wilson

    You expected more from a “blog?” Keep holding the pseudo-journo’s to the fire my friends.

  • Dang, done in by trusting another website’s facts again. Thanks for the correction, Dr. Gellar.

  • Dr. Gellar

    You’re welcome Scott. Love your photos by the way… :-)

  • Seeing the Roman Emperor win the WSB title in Italy on an Italian bike makes me realize I SURELY missed one of the biggest parties on Earth last year !

  • I expect you have a chance to redeem yourself when Rossi rides his Ducati at Mugello. There should be some excitement amongst the locals for that!