Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this season. Official ceremonies for the three racers mentioned should have taken place before the onset of the coronavirus epidemic. The latter was the reason why they decided to postpone the official announcement in order to give racers the opportunity to celebrate this milestone together with their family members, friends and journalists. Increasingly lenient measures in many countries now allow such ceremonies to take place. Jorge Lorenzo will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Jerez Racecourse, Max Biaggi will be next Friday in Mugello. There is no set date for Hugh Anderson yet, but it is expected to happen at the Phillip Island racetrack in the second half of this year.
Racing legends, Agostini, Biaggi and Lucchinelli are convinced that Italian racing is in good hands, despite the fact that the era of Valentino Rossi is coming to an end. After an exciting weekend in Misano, where Fabio Quartararo won his first title, we are only two races apart by the end of the season. A race where fans will have one last chance to say goodbye to Valentino Rossi live. Undoubtedly, the retirement of the nine-time world champion will be a big loss for the sport. Despite the big gap, there is no need to fear for the future of Italian racing. This is the opinion of some of the biggest names in Italian motorcycling, Giacomo Agostini, Max Biaggi and Marco Lucchinelli. Francesco Bagnaia did lose the title battle against Quartararo this year, but his performances this year along with Ene
Jorge Lorenzo will be accepted among the MotoGP legends in early May, when the race for the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez is scheduled, the organizers of the MotoGP competition have confirmed. This year, two more racers will be equally honored, namely Max Biaggi, a four-time world champion of the 250cc class, who will be honored at the end of May, as part of the race in Mugello. The status of a legend will later be awarded to New Zealander Hugh Anderson, who won four championships in the 60s and 50cc classes in the 125s. “I’m very happy to be a MotoGP legend,” Lorenzo said. "When I started racing, my goal was to make it to the World Championships. With race victories and five World Championship titles, I exceeded my expectations, but becoming a MotoGP legend is an even greater achievement. That means
Despite winning his fourth MotoGP world title, Marc Marquez has yet to show it all, according to former Italian racer Max Biaggi. The Spaniard, in his opinion, will drive even better in the coming years. Marquez managed to beat Andrea Dovizioso in this year’s title fight, winning the fourth crown of the championship in his fifth season in the royal class of the World Motorcycle Championship. At just 24 years old, he became the youngest four-time top-class champion, improving by one year the record held by Valentino Rossi, who won his fourth laurels at the age of 25. Biaggi, who was 25 years old when he first appeared in MotoGP, is so confident that Marquez will be able to show in the coming years, when he is more mature and gain additional experience
After falling with a supermoto motorcycle on the Latina track, Max Biaggi landed in intensive care, with several broken ribs, reports the Italian news agency ANSA. The four-time 250cc world champion and two-time Superbike Championship champion was conscious all the time on the way to the hospital, and doctors say he is expected to fully recover within a month.
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