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MOTEGI, JAPAN: Iitalian Grand Prix rider Massimiliano Biaggi (R) listens to former World 500cc champion and team manager Wayne Rainey (L) prior to the 500cc qualifying practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix in the Twin Ring Motogi 23 April 1999. Biaggi clocked the 5th fastest time of 1 minute 51.439 seconds in the qualifying practice. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

MOTEGI, JAPAN:  Iitalian Grand Prix rider Massimiliano Biaggi (R) listens to former World 500cc champion and team manager Wayne Rainey (L) prior to the 500cc qualifying practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix in the Twin Ring Motogi 23 April 1999. Biaggi clocked the 5th fastest time of 1 minute 51.439 seconds in the qualifying practice.  (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)   AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)