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Fabrizio chasing first Misano podium.

Michel Fabrizio has failed to finish four of the six races he has started at Misano, something he will be aiming to change this weekend as he tries to regain second in the 2009 World Superbike championship from Ben Spies.

Spies retook second position behind Fabrizio's Ducati Xerox team-mate Noriyuki Haga with a double victory last time out in America, but Fabrizio claimed 3-2 race finishes and is only 11 points behind the Yamaha star.

It's been an impressive year for Fabrizio, who has taken his first WSBK win, seven other podiums and scored almost twice as many points as at the same time last year, when he was only eighth in the championship.

“Misano is not one of my favourite tracks as I've had a lot of bad luck there over the years and have never been able to get strong results,” admitted Michel, whose best Misano finish so far is a sixth place in 2006.

“Having said that, the support of the fans there is always huge so I hope that this season they will spur me on to achieve my best ever Misano results!

“I'm back in third place in the championship but, after Salt Lake, me and Ben are extremely close now so I'll be looking to bring home as many points as possible from the track this weekend,” he added.


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Steve929

June 17, 2009 2:27 AM

Fabrizio is doing well this year. This is good to see. Making a push for the pts lead isn't too far fetched so I would expect Fab to put his head down and go for it. I agree he'll push Haga along but may be able to beat Haga for the next few races. Haga may decide that the best strategy for the next few races is to intially give it a go but not push to his limit and see if Fabrizio and/or Spies bin it. Fab & Spies need to win & Haga doesn't right now. Haga will need to listen to his head & not his heart.



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