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Biaggi set for 200th consecutive GP start

Biaggi set for 200th consecutive GP start

Biaggi set for 200th consecutive GP start

This weekend's inaugural Turkish Grand Prix should see Max Biaggi become the first rider ever in the 56 year history of World Championship motorcycle racing to compete at 200 consecutive GP events.

Biaggi has not missed a Grand Prix event since the French GP in 1992 when he broke down on the sighting lap for the 250cc race and failed to make the start. He continued in the 250cc category until 1998 when he moved up to the premier-class.

In Istanbul the Repsol Honda rider will be looking to bounce back after losing hold of second in the Championship following his crash in Australia last Sunday.
"Although the race was a disaster in Australia, there was a small piece of sunshine for me in the morning practice when I was fastest and the bike felt good," claimed Biaggi.

"I have to hold on to this memory of being at the top of the timesheets and aim for this situation again as soon as I get back on the bike next Friday. I am very sad at losing my second place in the championship as well, but I always have hope. I am only 11 points off second at the moment with two races to go and I will definitely keep fighting hard to move up again in the championship."

Of the other current riders, Valentino Rossi is next in line behind Max Biaggi in terms of consecutive starts. Rossi has started 155 successive GP events having not missed a race since making his GP debut in the 125cc class at the Malaysian GP in 1996.

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MotoGP, 2005, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Max Biaggi

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