Max Biaggi has ruled himself out of his third wildcard appearance of the season in World Superbikes due to an injury suffered in a mountain bike accident.

The two-time World Superbike champion confirmed yesterday via his personal Twitter account that he had sustained a bad injury while training for the final round of the World Superbike championship in Qatar and after a medical examination has pulled out of racing this weekend.

The 44-year-old Italian has explained that during a training session mountain biking around the hills of his Monte Carlo home he suffered a nasty fall, in which he damaged his left adductor, hip and abdominal muscles.

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Under recommendations by doctors Biaggi has been forced to withdrawn his entry for Aprilia at the Losail International Circuit.

Biaggi has already made two wildcard appearances for Aprilia this season in the World Superbike championship at Misano and Sepang, highlighted by a rostrum finish in race one in Malaysia.

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Shame, but I sense that Max is the kinda guy who will keep riding as long as he can get on the thing - hope we see him again in 2016!