Max Biaggi and Aprilia have been enjoying an exclusive four-day World Superbike test at Losail ahead of the season fianle in Qatar next weekend.

Last week the two-time World Superbike champion announced via Twitter he would be back with the Aprilia Racing Team for the final round of the season having previously made his return from retirement at Misano and Sepang, grabbing a podium finish in race one in Malaysia.

The 44-year-old Italian is currently running a four-day test at the Losail International Circuit on the outskirts of Doha which concludes on Thursday (8th October) ahead of next week's final round.

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Biaggi will naturally be aiming for a return to the podium once again but says riding at night provides its own challenge along with recovering from a shoulder injury which was sustained in a training accident before the Malaysian World Superbike round.

"Riding at night absolutely fascinates me," Biaggi told worldsbk.com. "The eyes need to get accustomed to these enormously bright floodlights, which are really powerful. It seems like it's daytime.

"So far we can say that the weather conditions we've found here are not the best. It is hot, with temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius during the day; even at night, around 10 or 11 o'clock, we've got 35 degrees and 80% humidity. These are extreme conditions and being the only one out on track means the surface is not very clean and it will be difficult to improve.

"I'm happy with how the shoulder is. It's not as strong as before but at least it is no longer hurting."