Davide Giugliano said he was 'disappointed' to miss out on recording his first World Superbike victory at home in Misano, despite a commendable ride to second position in race two.

The Italian suffered a costly crash on Friday morning that had him playing catch up throughout the weekend.

Starting from the front row, Giuglaino dutifully stuck to Tom Sykes in race until a combination of his less-that-perfect physical condition and lack of rear grip caused him to fade to fourth having sat second for 18 of the 21 laps.

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That disappointment seemed to spur the Italian on in race two as he took control at the front on lap seven with an expertly executed move on Sykes at turn three.

Although he didn't have enough to resist Jonathan Rea in the latter stages, Giugliano was pleased to score his third podium since returning from serious injury in May.

"We were so close to the podium in race one and then got there in race two but I'm a little disappointed because I wanted to win here," said the 25-year old.

"Unfortunately Friday's session and the fact I couldn't work effectively due to my physical condition didn't help us. Today I was missing a little grip in both races, the rear tyre was sliding around and that made it difficult to ride as I wanted in the final laps.

"But all in all, I'm pleased because I was able to hold the lead for many laps in race two and, seeing that I only came back at Imola, this shows that the bike has developed and that we are working really well."