WSB Miller: Biaggi celebrates ‘lucky’ race wins

Published: 01 June 2010

Max Biaggi stormed to his second double win of the 2010 championship to take the lead of the standings for the first time in his Superbike career.

The factory Aprilia rider was the only man capable of keeping flying Spaniard Carlos Checa in touch in both races and was ultimately gifted the win after Checa was ruled out of both races with technical problems.

In what was a historic day for Aprilia, Biaggi was backed up by his team-mate Leon Camier in race two to record the Italian manufacturers’ first ever 1 – 2 finish in WSB.

Biaggi said: “This is a fantastic day for me. It was my dream to make a double win here in Salt Lake City and that’s what I did. I’m very lucky and I think Checa deserves the race wins, he rode very hard and honestly speaking he did deserve it, but racing is racing, sometimes these things happen. It was a hard race with him, we had a good rhythm and a very good pace.”

Biaggi has now scored 257 points and sits 15 points clear of Alstare Suzuki rider Leon Haslam at the top of the table. Biaggi’s double win came using the new gear driven cam motor – the first time he has used it on race day.

“The 50 points is very good for me and my team. We’ve only been racing this bike for one and a half season, but we have developed it very well and my engineers have done a great job. I am very happy for Aprilia, the bike is strong and we can compete with the Japanese manufacturers. The bike is very fast and on this track its flying.”


1 2 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 1'48.351
2 8 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 5.899 1'48.944
3 3 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 21 7.363 1'48.892
4 6 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 21 8.842 1'48.990
5 15 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 21 9.473 1'48.432
6 12 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 21 12.293 1'49.218
7 11 67 S. BYRNE GBR Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 21 12.483 1'49.106
8 7 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 21 15.959 1'49.235
9 10 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 21 18.897 1'48.866
10 13 99 L. SCASSA ITA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 21 20.372 1'49.061
11 9 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 21 26.823 1'49.132
12 16 76 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 21 30.344 1'49.251
13 17 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 21 33.337 1'50.264
14 18 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 21 38.772 1'50.354
15 19 23 B. PARKES AUS ECHO CRS Honda Honda CBR1000RR 21 44.994 1'50.467
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RET 4 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1098R 18 3 Laps 1'49.223
RET 21 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 15 6 Laps 1'52.159
RET 14 52 J. TOSELAND GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 14 7 Laps 1'49.263
RET 20 95 R. HAYDEN USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 12 9 Laps 1'50.311
RET 1 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 7 14 Laps 1'48.148
RET 5 91 L. HASLAM GBR Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 7 14 Laps 1'48.915