Max Biaggi says his enthusiasm had returned by the time World Superbike testing had come to an end in Jerez after initially struggling to get 'back into the groove'.

The two-time champion, who retired after his second World Superbike title in 2012, spent the week getting reacquainted with the Aprilia RSV4 during pre-season testing after being enlisted by the manufacturer to assist in Red Devils Roma's pre-season preparations.

After his first outing in Portimao was hampered by weather and a crash, Biaggi managed two days of uninterrupted running in Jerez, completing a best lap of 1min 41.9secs in a race simulation, which would have placed him around 11th on the timesheets.

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Indeed, the Italian admits he found it difficult to get comfortable on the bike after such a long period off it, but as rumours circulate that he could partake in a handful of wild-card rides in 2015, he says he was back on form by the time the test had ended.

"At the beginning of these tests I had a bit of trouble getting back into the groove, but that's normal after a long break. Little by little I began to feel more comfortable with the bike and my times began to show it, so as a result my enthusiasm also increased because I'm always happy to be in the saddle. I'm happy that we were able to complete the testing schedule.

"That's what I'm here for and I adapted willingly to the Team's needs. We are all quite pleased with this return 3 years after my last time around the track on a Superbike. In the future I expect to put in some faster laps so I can give accurate indications in "race" mode."

Biaggi was joined by Michael Laverty during the test, working alongside Red Devils Roma's riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres.