World Superbike champion and former grand prix star Max Biaggi looks set to take part in a two-day MotoGP test for Ducati at Mugello later this week.

According to the Italian, who retired after winning his second WSBK crown with Aprilia at the end of last season, will ride the Pramac machine of Ben Spies...

And with Spies again sidelined due to ongoing shoulder issues, could Biaggi step in as a substitute for the upcoming races? See GPone for the full story.

A four time 250cc world champion, Biaggi raced in the premier-class from 1998-2005, winning 13 races and finishing as title runner-up on three occasions.

41-year-old Biaggi, arch-rival of countryman Valentino Rossi during the final years of 500cc and start of the MotoGP era, was previously linked with a wild-card WSBK race return at Monza but it it ultimately came to nothing. it ultimately came to nothing.

Biaggi was present at Mugello for Sunday's Italian MotoGP, where he watched friend Jorge Lorenzo ride to victory.

UPDATE: Ducati has now confirmed Biaggi's test, but also that test rider Michele Pirro will stand in for Spies at the forthcoming Catalunya round.


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