WSBK – WSBK: Max Biaggi withdraws from Imola! –

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WSBK: Max Biaggi withdraws from Imola !

WSBK - WSBK: Max Biaggi withdraws from Imola! -

Max Biaggi has just announced: he will not participate in the Imola event this weekend, because his fracture in his left foot has not had time to consolidate … The world champion therefore leaves Melandri fight alone against Checa for the WSBK 2011 title.

Almost a year ago to the day, Max Biaggi entered the history of the World Superbike by becoming the first Italian champion of the discipline, who is moreover on an Italian motorcycle sponsored by an Italian airline and fitted with Italian tires (read )…

"The fracture breaks my wings"…

End of the end, the Roman Emperor had obtained his fifth world crown in front of his audience, in Imola! A track that the World Superbike riders find this weekend to compete in the 11th round of the 2011 championship … with the exception of Max !

After spending three weeks trying to resolder his first metatarsal, the Pirate must indeed face the facts and hoist the white flag … "You can’t imagine how much I would have liked to pursue my dream of continuing to fight – at 40 – for the world title."Max explained to his fans this morning on his official website," but "unfortunately sometimes, as with this injury, you have to face the harsh reality".

"I tried everything, I was at Imola on Tuesday and believe me I tried everything … but the fracture is still there and breaks my wings !", apologizes in advance the world n ° 1."The laws of nature are sometimes cruel and insurmountable, and even someone like me, very stubborn, is forced into simple abandonment"…

Currently 95 points behind Carlos Checa, Max will no longer be able to claim the 2011 title mathematically at the end of this weekend’s round because the condition that Carlos wins 5 points on Sunday is almost met in advance … except incident of course…

Checa close to the goal…

The Spaniard could even score ten times more points with the 50 in the double: if last year Biaggi had been crowned world champion at Imola, it was the Spaniard and the 1098 who reigned supreme over the Dino and Enzo Ferrari circuit !

One can even wonder if the n ° 7 driver of the Ducati Althea team will not win the 2011 title in two days ?! The championship leader is indeed 74 points ahead of his closest – and only – rival, Marco Melandri.

A misstep of the R1 n ° 33 – identical to that made in Misano – could be enough for Carlos to win his first world title, the first for a Spaniard in the World Superbike! Otherwise, El Toro will have to wait an additional week: the penultimate round of the championship will take place on October 2 at Magny-Cours.

To become WSBK champion in France, Carlos Checa will have to beat Marco Melandri by 50 points at the end of the second round, or by 75 at the end of the first … To follow on the Site: stay tuned !

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