Any sport without an epic rivalry is down right boring, because rivalry is such a thing which brings out the best in you.
Not so long ago two Italians changed the meaning of the term ‘competition’ for ever. Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi had been in the center of one of the most greatest rivalries ever seen in MotoGP. Of course Rossi is still very much a part of MotoGP, and Mad Max has called it a day after becoming the WSBK champion with Aprilia.
So, they stage is all set for a head-to-head between two of the most evergreen racers in the history of the sport. Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi will race one another at the Sic Supermoto Day, an event arranged in the memory of the late Marco Simoncelli. Top riders from Supermoto & roadracing disciplines will feature in exhibition races with the proceeds going to the Marco Simoncelli foundation.
The Sic Supermoto Day takes place on the 10th of December at the Sagittario International Circuit in Latina, Italy and will be a largely an Italian affair. The format of the competition is quite unusual, a team consisting of a Supermoto rider and a roadracing specialist will take alternate stints in an endurance race lasting 58 laps!
Racers like Rossi, Biaggi, Dovizioso, Fabrizio, Pasini, Iannone and Scassa will team up with top Supermoto riders like Lazzarini, Beltrami Ravaglia, Gozzini and Verderosa. With the Rossi and Biaggi duel sure to lit up old memories, spectators surely are in for a treat at this event.