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Video: Crutchlow Biaggi podium scuffle

Mad Max loses the plot following Magny-Cours win

IF YOU WATCHED the final round of the 2010 World Superbike Championship from Magny-Cours then you probably saw the podium spat between newly-crowned WSB champion Max Biaggi and 2011 MotoGP rookie Cal Crutchlow.

The pair had just been embroiled in one of the most thrilling races of the season, with Biaggi stealing the win by a mere 0.087s, when a scuffle broke out on the podium between the Italian and British riders.

Insisting the matter is now behind him, Crutchlow told Crash.net he believed the needle between the pair started well before the podium celebrations:

“Max does that to other riders to try to play with their minds,” stated the 24-year-old. “He's done it to Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam, Carlos Checa, everybody in the paddock. He even did it to Valentino Rossi – Valentino told me himself at Brno this year – but it didn't faze me, and I did it back to him in practice. That was it – and that wasn't what the champagne incident stemmed from."

Perhaps Max had been eyeing up the ride at Tech 3 Yamaha?