Max Biaggi says he cannot allow for any more mistakes to weaken his World Superbike title challenge having now fallen 43 points off the series lead heading to Monza.
The Italian has endured a mixed start to the 2011 season, scoring a quartet of second place finishes during the opening six races, only for a seventh and a disqualification at Donington Park to leave him on the back foot compared to four-time race winner Carlos Checa.
Nonetheless, Biaggi is confident heading to his home event at Monza, scene of a triumphant double victory in 2010, the reigning champion insisting nothing less than victory again will suffice.
"This Championship is a no-holds-barred battle,” he said. “There is no room for mistakes because you pay a high price for each and every one.
“The first three races are enough to prove that. We know that we can be competitive at Monza, but the extremely high level of our rivals must not make us lose our focus. We need to recover points and we have plenty of potential to be able to do so, even the Assen round showed that.
“We are racing with the number "one" on our fairing so our objective can be nothing less than victory. Racing in Italy in front of my supporters will obviously give me a little more charge: I'm sure the Monza fans will give us a warm welcome and my fan-club will make it an even more special weekend for me, as they always do!.”