WSBK – Mondial SBK 2010: on your marks! – Aprilia

Mondial SBK 2010: on your marks !

WSBK - Mondial SBK 2010: on your marks! - Aprilia

The 2010 World Superbike season opens in two weeks at Phillip Island: Ben Spies having yielded to the MotoGP sirens, he gives up his SBK throne to whoever wants … No Troy Bayliss in sight either? The way is therefore clear, but for whom ? Forecast.


As for the Noale factory, we continue to trust the good and old Max Biaggi: fourth in the championship last year, the Roman Emperor has already given the RSV4 its first victory in the World Superbike, as well as 8 podiums. additional !

For the first time in his short career in the SBK World Cup, Max – who will be celebrating his 39th birthday this year – is therefore preparing to find his machine for a second year of hard work, great battles and sabrage of Champagne bottles….

Third on GSX-R 1000 in 2007, then 7th on 1098 the following year and 4th therefore on his new Aprilia, the famous n ° 3 is still chasing his 5th star. Thirteen years after his last world title – in 1997 with a Honda 250 cc -, is Biaggi in a position to become n ° 1 again? ?

Not easy, when you rub shoulders with specialists in the category like Haga, Toseland, Vermeulen or Corser, as well as with small young people "who do not want" such as Rea, Haslam, Neukirchner, Hayden (Roger Lee) or a certain Camier…

The Leon Camier in question will team up with Max Biaggi in 2010 within the Aprilia Alitalia team. A rookie full of promise, the 23-year-old driver having literally flown over the debates in British Superbike last season: 19 wins in 26 races, a record !

And last year already, the one we nicknamed "Shafter" – compared to his long and slender build – impressed during his first outings in the SBK World Cup. First on his Yamaha, with which he obtained a fine 13th and 6th place at Donington Park, starting from a distant 16th place on the grid…

A few months later, Leon replaced Shinya Nakano at short notice: victim of two technical problems at Magny-Cours, the British finished 7th and 6th at Portimao … Aprilia‘s n ° 2 quickly entered the Top 5 worldwide? Wait and see…

The Aprilia team

Aprilia Racing
Leon Camier # 2
Max Biaggi # 3

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