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Biaggi happy with season start

Biaggi happy with season start

Biaggi happy with season start

Max Biaggi finds himself in a familiar position after two rounds of the 2004 MotoGP World Championship, lying in second place behind new leader Sete Gibernau. Biaggi has never won the premier-class title but has finished runner-up on three occasions – once to Mick Doohan and twice to Valentino Rossi – and lies one win short of the record held by Randy Mamola of thirteen victories without winning the World Championship.

However, after picking up 40 points from Welkom and Jerez, Biaggi is more than happy with his best start to a season since 1998 and is confident he will mount a consistent challenge after performing well in varying conditions.

"It's a good start to the World Championship for me – second place in the dry at South Africa and second at the wet in Jerez shows that we are very competitive," commented the Italian after Sunday's race.

"There are fourteen races left and anything could happen but I think we can improve, we are still getting to know this bike and Honda are helping us more and more. Hopefully we can improve even further at Le Mans but for now I am really happy."

MotoGP, 2004, Max Biaggi

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