Max Biaggi

Max Biaggi came to motorcycling almost by accident, when a friend, after much insistence, convinced him to follow him to the Vallelunga circuit near Rome for an afternoon on the track. As they say, lightning struck. And from that moment began his slow ascent to the rainbow podium of motorcycle GPs. Among the most victorious riders of his generation, he was four-time World Champion in the 250 class (consecutively from 1994 to 1997) and two-time World Superbike Champion (2010 and 2012). He holds with Britain's Phil Read the absolute record of titles won in the 250, while with the laurels achieved in the production derivatives he was the first Italian to triumph in this category. Together with American John Kocinski he shares the exceptionality of being able to win a world championship with both prototype and production-derived motorcycles. He has been the owner of the Max Racing Team since 2016, and in December 2021, he touched up his previous record and set a new speed record on an electric motorcycle by reaching a top speed of 470, 257 km/h.