Max Biaggi Returns to WSBK, Racing in Two Wild Cards

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Max Biaggi will return to the World Superbike Championship, taking on two wild card opportunities at Misano and Sepang with the Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils team.

The news is another boon to WSBK, which is no stranger to seeing past legends returning to its racing scene — as readers will remember, earlier this year Troy Bayliss raced for Ducati Corse in Australia and Thailand, replacing the injured Davide Giugliano.

Biaggi of course was the 2010 and 2012 World Superbike Champion, and retired from motorcycle racing after winning that 2012 Championship.

At 43-years-old, Biaggi will have to contend with a much younger field, which is incredibly hungry for podium finishes.

He will have the added challenge of riding with the Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils team, which doesn’t have the same level of factory support as the Aprilia Racing team Biaggi raced for previously.

Still, Biaggi is said to be in great riding shape, and should be able to fight of a Top 10 spot…if not higher.

Source: WorldSBK; Photo: © 2011 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

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