Max Biaggi had quit racing after he won his second world title with Aprilia in WSBK. The temptation to ride once again was always there as he continued to work as a test rider.
‘The Roman Emperor', as he is known, had decided to make two wild card entries in 2015. First was in his hometown of Italy, where he had a decent outing and finished sixth in both races.
Biaggi made his second wild card entry in Sepang, Malaysia, where he has been testing the Aprilia extensively. The Italian veteran was confident that he could secure a podium finish.
To everyone's surprise the 44 year old rider was better than fellow Aprilia riders. Max Biaggi finished third in race one, proving age is just a number and he too has gotten better over the years.
Misfortune fell upon the Aprilia rider in race two, Max Biaggi got off the line in spectacular fashion. The Italian was sandwiched between Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea at first corner, which ended his race as he crashed out.
It will be interesting to see if Max Biaggi would like to re-enter the sport after displaying such impressive performance as a wild card entrant. Currently the Italian admits he is focussed on development for Aprilia and wants to see them competitive in MotoGP as well.