The two times Superbikes World Champion Max Biaggi, announced officially today at a press conference in Vallelunga, that after 21 years of racing, he decided to retire. He started his speech saying that “everything started here and everything finishes here also…” 

      The 41 years old Roman Emperor has succeeded 63 wins during his career, 29 times at the 250 c.c. category (4 times World Champion), 13 in motoGP/500cc and 21 in SBK. Max said at the interview: “It °s been a long night, but IĘm happy to leave now. I do not want to be like politicians stuck to the chair. I thought about it a lot, I said to myself: continue for 1 or 2 years or should I stop? And I decided to leave now. The family has counted in my decision. I think it is right to devote to them some time because time passes and you can not stop. But today I donĘt want it to be a sad day. Contrary to Doohan I quit because I want it, its not because I was not competitive. I have written important pages in the history of motorcycles. 
     I could have signed a contract with Aprilia identical to that of this year, same money, same bike, but I leave with no regrets. In fact I thank all those who have accompanied me in these 20 years. It was still a very hard choice, but I was not forced by anyone, today IĘm standing on my feet, while other riders had serious injuries. IĘm thinking of cooperating with Aprilia away from the track environment, soon you will hear about it.” 
      Conclusively he spoke about Honda, his ex-Team saying that they showed him the exit of the Team in 2005 and then he won two World titles in SBK, which was the best answer to them… now itĘs a new start for his career. 


2012/11/5.  He will announce his decision for the future 
     

      The 2012 WSBK Champion Max Biaggi, has not confirmed if he will continue racing for the following season, or he will quit after a long and successful career, having acquired 6 World Championships. 
     The Aprilia rider participated at the Aragon tests last month, although there was not any announcement there, while his fans and supporters are eager to know about his decision. 

      This uncertainty grows bigger after the news that there will be a press conference by Biaggi this Wednesday 7 November at 5 oĘclock. The Roman Emperor has said in the past that he wishes to continue in 2013, but… there are two issues that look strange concerning his decision for a press conference. 
     First, itĘs a rather weird way to announce that he will continue his career, while also the selection of the specific track is puzzling, as it was there that the Italian rider started his career. A little patience is required until Wednesday ! 

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      Comment: If he will announce the end of his professional riding career, it will be the most delightful moment for him to do it, just at the peak of his career. 
     How different does it look from StonerĘs impatient announcement which diminished any psychological motivation of his, to charge for the rest of the 2012 season!