An Italian rider born in Rome on 26th June 1971 has been nicknamed ‘il Corsaro’ (‘the Corsair’) and ‘the Roman Emperor’ In childhood, he was more interested in football. On his seventeenth birthday in 1989 he got a motorcycle. His racing career began in 1990 when he won the 125cc Italian Sports Production Championship.

In 1991 he moved to the 250cc class of motorcycle racing, but he was not successful in his debut year and got 27th position overall. But from 1994 to 1997 he won the four consecutive titles of the 250cc racing championship. After this, in 1998 he moved to 500cc class and competed in this class for next four years.

He also takes part in the MotoGP world championship from 2002 to 2005. 2006 is his rest year. Then in 2007 he joined the WSBK and held 3rd position at the end of the season. He got two WSBK titles in 2010 and 2012. Biaggi announced his retirement from racing on 7 November 2012 and prove himself to be one of the great racers of all the time. In 2015 he once again returned to World SBK as a wild card at Misano on 21 June.


1991 – 27th with Aprilia RSV250
1992 – 5th with Aprilia RSV250
1993 – 4th with Honda NSR250
1994 – 1st with Aprilia RSV250
1995 – 1st with Aprilia RSV250
1996 – 1st with Aprilia RSV250
1997 – 1st with Honda NSR250


1998 – 2nd with Honda NSR500
1999 – 4th with Yamaha YZR500
2000 – 3rd with Yamaha YZR500
2001 – 2nd with Yamaha YZR500


2002 – 2nd with Yamaha YZR-M1
2003 – 3rd with Honda RC211V
2004 – 3rd with Honda RC211V
2005 – 5th with Honda RC211V


2007 – 3rd with Suzuki GSX-R1000
2008 – 7th with Ducati 1098 RS
2009 – 4th with Aprilia RSV4
2010 – 1st with Aprilia RSV4
2011 – 3rd with Aprilia RSV4
2012 – 1st with Aprilia RSV4
2015 – 4 races of with Aprilia RSV

Former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion