Is Biaggi coming out of retirement?

Posted: 24 May 2013

Max Biaggi, WSBK

There have been a few whispers around the World Superbike paddock that the 2012 Champion, Max Biaggi, is considering coming out of retirement after less than eight months, to return to the series and show his rivals that there is still life in the ‘old dog’ yet!

Despite taking up his new role of commentating for Italian television station, Mediaset, Biaggi is said to be getting itchy feet and missing being out on track so much so that he is happy to ride whatever bike is offered, for the right price...

Our sources say that the Italian doesn't get the same buzz that he used to by simply talking about the bikes and that his desire to get back out on track is so strong that he is in talks with numerous teams about the possibility of being a test rider and racing at a number of forthcoming WSBK rounds.

It would seem that he is even causing controversy off the track by following the very public spat between Alstare Manager, Francis Batta and Ducati Corse's General Manager, Bernhard Gobmeier, which involves Biaggi potentially being a test rider for the team.

There is no doubt that spectators and fans would love to see the legendary Italian rider back out on a bike and it would certainly put a cat amongst the pigeons within the championship! However others would argue whether Biaggi should quit while he is on top. Long may this story continue...

 

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