Michel Fabrizio's return to World Superbike action during testing in Jerez wasn't an imminent prelude to an announcement that he will race for Red Devils Roma Aprilia in 2015, though the Italian is confident he did his best to impress the team in Spain.

The Italian, who raced with the team for much of the 2013 season, endured a difficult 2014 campaign after his initial deal with Grillini Kawasaki ended after four events, while further outings were restricted to two rides in MotoGP aboard the IodaRacing ART.

Nonetheless, Fabrizio was called up to test with the Red Devils Roma team again in Jerez alongside the already-confirmed Leon Haslam, raising speculation that he had penned an agreement for 2015.

However, team manager Andrea Petricca stresses no final decision has been made, even if he was pleased with the way the Italian acquitted himself on the RSV4.

"Michel needed time to readjust but showed that he could adapt quickly to the bike. Over the coming days, we'll analyse the data collected here in Spain and evaluate Michel's position."

Despite the wait, Fabrizio - who scored Red Devils Roma's only WSBK podium to date at Phillip Island in 2013 - is confident his best lap of 1min 41.3secs has put him in a good position.

"I'm very pleased to have had chance to ride a Superbike again. These two days were enough to reignite my enthusiasm and make me see that I am ready for a world championship season, with a competitive team and bike.

"It's a pity the weather made us lose time, but together with my technicians I was able to adapt my riding style to the RSV4 RR and it was great to see how the bike responded to each change and how lap times came down as a result, so that by the end I was very close to the fastest guys. Now I wait calmly for the team to make its decision."

With Aprilia turning its attentions to MotoGP from 2015, Red Devils Roma will become the manufacturer's de facto factory effort in World Superbikes next season.



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