Max Biaggi’s reign as World Superbike Champion will end soon.  At the upcoming race at Portimao Biaggi will return to ride the Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 but will not be fully fit as he is still recovering the fractures that he suffered on his right ankle and foot.  His injury has kept him out of a few races and that has meant that he has lost the opportunity of challenging Carlos Checa on the Ducati whom he trailed for most of the season.  Checa has already amassed enough points that are unassailable and is the champion for 2011.