Fabrizio setting sights on Italian hat-trick

Michel Fabrizio is hoping to score a hat-trick of Italian World Superbike wins when he returns to Misano
Its national football team is hardly lighting up the Football World Cup at the moment, but Italy could well have a hat-trick to celebrate this weekend should Michel Fabrizio add Misano to his tally of World Superbike wins.

The Ducati Xerox rider nearly notched up a trio of wins on home soil in 2009 after winning at Monza and Imola, but would just miss out after Jonathan Rea got the better of him on the final lap of the second race at Misano.

It is something Fabrizio is keen to amend, not least because any good result would go a long way to boosting his flagging 2010 season, one that has seen him fall to a lowly tenth in the standings after an underwhelming weekend in the USA.

Nonetheless, having conducted extensive testing around the Adriatic circuit recently, Fabrizio is confident he can get back to winning ways.

“We've just tested at Misano, during World Ducati Week, and the sessions went well. It was very hot, as I'm sure it will be for the race too, and so I feel that we are now better prepared for the coming weekend.

“I'd like to improve on last year's performance of course and am very aware that although I have taken wins at Monza and Imola I've not yet managed it at Misano – rest assured that I'll be doing everything in my power to change that this season.”

Tagged as: Misano , Ducati , Xerox

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Hugh Janus - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 10:48 AM

Seems highly optimistic of you Michael given that the two of you have been performing like sh1t and Troy turns up with you guys on a trackday and truly whups your collective asses - that is not a very good look at all regardless of how good Troy is/was, you guys are current Factory works riders and something somewhere has gone very very obviously wrong :? - sort your sh1t out guys or move over :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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