After a three-year hiatus Max Biaggi returned to World Superbike racing at the 8th round of the 2015 series in Misano to clinch two 6th place finishes. Not too shabby for 44-year-old who hadn’t turned a wheel in anger since his retirement following the 2012 season where he went out on top with his second WSBK championship. This weekend the Roman Emperor will again grid-up alongside Aprilia Racing Team regulars Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres for his second wild card ride.
Max Biaggi: “After the dream come true at Misano, where I rediscovered the warmth of my fans and the adrenaline of racing, in the second wild card at Sepang a demanding weekend awaits. During the tests I discovered the difficulties of a complex track with extreme weather conditions, and losing precious time didn’t help. We’ll need to stay 100% focused to take advantage of every practice session. The guys on my team will be under a lot of pressure and I’ll have to dig deep to give my best. Improving on the Misano results will be no walk in the park, but it isn’t the first time I’ve faced an impossible challenge. I hope to have fun and to give Superbike fans a good show.”