Max Biaggi Retires at 41

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The name of Max Biaggi will be forever imprinted in the history books of world-class motorcycle racing, but it looks like it's time for the legend to retire.
In a recent press conference held in Vallelunga, Italy, Biaggi now 41, mentioned that he is retiring from the SBK racing, and even though this was one of the toughest decisions, he wanted the world to remember him as a champion.

During his long career, Max Biaggi has won 6 world championships: 4 in the 250cc class and 2 in SBK and has triumphed no less than 56 times in 370 races. His retirement comes after his 2012 WSB championship win, and has been triggered by family reasons.

Max Biaggi already had a good offer for the next season with Aprilia, same bike and money, but he believes that he's already been away from children and wife too much already. Aprilia's most revered rider ever will be most likely replaced by Sylvain Guintoli for 2013, as a partner for Eugene Laverty.

Biaggi declared he well still be involved with Aprilia, but gave no further details about the future. We extend our gratitude and respect for Max and for his brilliant career and wish him the best in his new life.
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