Biaggi 'back-tracking' to rediscover pace

Max Biaggi will think carefully about his set-up after dropping down the order on the second day of World Superbike action at Donington Park.
Max Biaggi says he will back-track in an effort to rediscover his pace after managing just sixth position in Superpole at Donington Park.

The Italian, who ended the first day of action on top of the timesheets, had a tougher exoerience around the Leicestershire circuit today, falling twice during Q2 before incurring the wrath of Marco Melandri and Noriyuki Haga for blocking them during Superpole.

Though he squeezed into SP3, he could only manage sixth once there, the Italian behind the privateer PATA Aprilia of Noriyuki Haga. Struggling in the cooler conditions, Biaggi admits he is feeling nervous about his race chances.

"Today we had some difficulties, due both to the low temperature and some choices on the bike set-up that weren't dead on. In fact, in view of the races I'll talk things over with my team.

“I think we'll back-track, at least partly, to recover a bit of feeling. Unfortunately we only have the warm-up session to verify the feelings we've perceived today, so we'll have to really give it our all to be at our best racing conditions.”

His team-mate Leon Camier was far happier to be on the second row, the Briton happy to be returning to his best form after illness.

"We arrived at the last Superpole session with no qualifier left; I had to use them to get into the top eight. In spite of that we'll be starting from the second row tomorrow after working well on our race pace.

“I think we'll be able to do well, both here and in the races to come, now that I feel well physically and I'm beginning to gain familiarity with the RSV4. A bit of extra motivation – riding at home – can't but help me more.”

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