"I've chosen to quit and, unlike others, it's not because of physical issues or because I haven't found a competitive bike," Biaggi said in a press conference held at the at the Vallelunga circuit in Rome today, November 7. "I've turned down a contract with Aprilia that was identical to the one I had this year, with the same bike, for the same money."
It turns out that family has taken a priority for the 41-year-old veteran, who also admits he's ready to step aside and let the spotlight shine on a new generation of riders.
"I believe I've missed enough time with my children and my partner already, and I think it's right that I dedicate myself to them because time flies and I can't stop that. I'm not some old politician, attached to my chair; it's only fair that I make way for the youngsters."