Although Max Biaggi trails the 2011 World Superbike Championship leader Carlos Checa by 32 points, and didn't have a single win this year, the Alitalia Aprilia rider is still optimistic, stating: "The championship is certainly not over yer."
And this optimisim is doubled for this upcoming WSBK weekend due to following factors: Misano is another home race for the Italian, and last year Biaggi doubled there.
Biaggi remains determined, though exhausted; at Miller World Superbike, Biaggi was involved in a crash with Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea, which has caused some worrisome pain in the rains. Regardless, the Roman Emperor is determined for a top performance at Misano Superbike.
Max Biaggi (Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 Superbike) says: "It's true... unfortunately I came away from Miller with one more race gone and quite a few blows. After the crash Rea's bike hit me rather hard.
"I was able to finish Race 2 but at the end of the day I was really exhausted. Despite all that I want to do well at Misano. It's a track that I like and where we have ridden well, since it is our 2011 test track.
"It won't be easy to repeat the double win from last year, but a positive result would be truly important for our championship. The support from a lot of Italian supporters will undoubtedly help me forget my aches and pains."
The World Superbike grid will be on track Friday for the first practice sessions ahead of Saturday's Superpole and Sunday's race at Misano.