Although he won't be returning the Italian manufacturer to the world championship this year having traded it in for a Pedercini Kawasaki, Scassa nonetheless remains a credible addition to the grid.
A former Superstock front runner, Scassa has raced in the US-based AMA series before dominating the Italian championship in 2008. He even made a WSBK debut at the end of 2009, although his single-race deal with DFX Honda was not a memorable one.
Nonetheless, with Pedercini occasionally embarrassing their PSG-1 Kawasaki stablemates in 2008, Scassa has a chance to show this year that he could be worth a shot on more accomplished machinery in the future.
Tomorrow: We preview those that find themselves in new surroundings for 2009...