Biaggi bashing - Stop it and grow up!
Facts of the matter as follows:
Max is a 6 time world champion
He and Rossi are the only World Champions to span the old school riders with the new 'Playstation Generation'... (traction control? wheelie control? etc etc) and, lets face it, Max and Rossi are still the best in the business today!
And, you know that on a level playing field, with equal machinery, equal backing that the brawl the whole motorcycling world would be watching in the 'who is the best post-Rainey champion' fight would be Rossi vs. Biaggi... (before anyone throws Mick Doohan into the mix, I never rated Doohan, never will... he only started winning when Schwantz and Rainey were sadly no longer racing... and Max rattled his cage in a BIG way in his rookie 500 year... hence Doohan's attitude towards Max... remember???)
And I know that my money would be on Mr Biaggi for sure... his corner speed, his race-craft, his ability to win championships in last race 'winner takes all' battles cannot be challenged (check your stats chaps - the vast majority of Max's titles were won in last race battles with his rivals...
Knock it on the head and respect a true champion. The guy is a legend!
Congratulions Max - job done - job well done! :-)
You are living proof that class, talent and ability does not age... Respect! Stick around next year and do it all again... ;-)