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World Superbikes: Decision time looms for Max Biaggi

Published: 05 September 2007

Updated: 24 November 2014

Max Biaggi is refusing to comment on his 2008 racing plans despite being linked to rides in both MotoGP and World Superbike paddocks.

Biaggi is understood to have contacted D’antin Ducati boss Luis D’antin in MotoGP, but rumours from the paddock suggest his wage demands are too high for the satellite Ducati squad.

It’s not the first time Max Biaggi has been linked with the D’antin ride, in 2006 and 2007 the Italian came close to signing for the Spanish squad.

Max Biaggi is also rumoured to have entered discussions with the Xerox Ducati squad to ride alongside Australian Troy Bayliss.

The Xerox Ducati squad are still deciding whether they will field an experienced rider who can fight for the title on the new 1200cc Ducati or a young rider they can develop.

Max Biaggi currently rides for the Alstare Suzuki squad and sources in Italy suggest it is most likely he will try and continue with the Belgium squad in 2008 to mount a serious campaign for the World Superbike crown.

Biaggi currently holds third place in this year’s championship standings 69 points behind Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s James Toseland and just three points behind Noriyuki Haga.

In his debut World Superbike season Max Biaggi has impressed with his pace, consistency and ability to learn new tracks with two wins and ten further podiums to his credit.

Max Biaggi said: “Right now I am not even thinking about next year. There are still three rounds and six races to go so it is my intention to keep the maximum pressure on Toseland.”

To read about the latest signings see this week's MCN, available from Wednesday, September 5, 2007.

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