Davide Giugliano says he is ready to make his belated 2015 World Superbike Championship debut at Imola after injury forced him to miss the opening four rounds of the season.

The Italian suffered a serious of injuries in an accident during the WSBK pre-season test at Phillip Island, ruling him out of action for the Australia, Thai, Spanish and Dutch events.

Following his lengthy recuperation, Giugliano is back to full strength for his home round in Italy, where he will re-join Chaz Davies on the Aruba.it Ducati, and is confident of a strong return to action.

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"It's great to be able to come back for Imola, the home track. There'll be a lot of expectations but the fact that I'll have a lot of supporters there will give me an extra push. I like the track and we were fast there last year, even though we were unable to score the results we deserved come race day.

"This year it seems like we're more competitive but seeing as I'll be getting on the bike for the first time in three months, I'm going to have to work hard to regain the feeling with my Panigale R. Physically I'm feeling quite good but over the last two months I've been unable to train as I normally would, only doing some swimming and rehabilitation.

"Obviously the level of physical preparation is not as it was when I arrived at Phillip Island, but we'll know more once I get back on the bike - I can't wait to (re)start!"