Thursday, December 30, 2010

Max Biaggi: 'Lorenzo is the one to beat, but watch out for Stoner'


Jorge Lorenzo believes that his biggest rival and threat in 2011 will be Casey Stoner, and World Superbike champion Max Biaggi agrees with him, while former arch rival Valentino Rossi on the Ducati, doesn’t even get the slightest mention.

Biaggi, in a let’s talk about everything under the sun interview with Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said, “Lorenzo had an excellent season and did a great job. He was really fantastic. I’m certain that he is going to be the man to beat also next year, but look out for Stoner…” but also took a small potshot at Dorna by stating “Lorenzo is the result of MotoGP policy, they’re certain that very young winners are good from a marketing standpoint. Lorenzo is 23, but he’s been racing in the world championship since he was 15, this makes him a veteran in his own right.”

The Italian champion also tried to analyze why it took eleven years to get another title, “I asked myself the same question. Maybe it was my destiny to wait for Aprilia, the same company where I started a long time ago.”

Since everyone was wondering and joking about why in the world Biaggi called his son Leon Alexandre, like Leon Haslam and Alex Barros, the 39-year old explained, ” it was just a coincidence, they are pretty common names. Eleonora and I liked them both.”

Source: TwoWheels

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