Join Date: Mar 2009
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Like Duc Hunter, I've never been a fan of the man.
I admire his skills and acknowledge his achievements, but he's never stood as an example of good character in my eyes.
He had a big mouth and a lot to say about how Rossi was just a kid who wouldn't make an impression on 500's MotoGP when Rossi first started out. Rossi kicking his butt and going on to great things said a lot more than all Biaggi's talk.
In SBK he had nasty habits such as deliberately baulking other riders who were in the midst of setting qualifying laps, 'accidentally' getting in their way. That's nasty.
He slapped Marco Melandri. That's really poor form.
He routinely snubbed other riders and interviewers. If you don't want to talk, then politely decline. Don't just turn away without a word. Rude.
Bye bye Max! Hopefully upcoming SBK stars will have not just riding talent, but a sporting attitude and some dignity to go along with it.