Max Biaggi was born on the 26th of June 1971 in Rome, Italy. In the 90s Max won four consecutive 250cc world titles before moving up to 500cc in 1998. He did reasonably well, winning 13 races and finishing on the podium 58 times. His intense rivalry with Valentino Rossi led to on and off track fireworks on more than one occasion. He then moved to World Superbike, winning the world championship for Aprilia in 2010 and 2012 shortly before retiring from the sport.