Misano, Italy - Following Troy Bayliss’s surprise return for the opening rounds, another former champion is making a brief return to this year’s World Superbike grid.
Double former world champion Max Biaggi, who won the 2010 and 2012 titles before quitting the sport, will race an Aprilia at this weekend’s round in Misano, Italy, and also at the Sepang round in Malaysia on 2 August.
Biaggi, nicknamed the “Roman Emperor”, has been assisting Aprilia in its World Superbike and MotoGP development and will be racing alongside Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres. Prior to moving to World Superbikes in 2007, Biaggi won four consecutive titles in 250cc Grand Prix racing between 1994 and 1997.
He was also runner-up in the 500cc class in 1998 and 2001, as well as in MotoGP in 2002.
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