Max Biaggi to Test Ben Spies’ Ducati Desmosedici GP13 MotoGP RacerWed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Retired four-time 250cc Grand Prix Champion and two-time World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi will be returning to the track this week to ride a Ducati Desmosedici GP13 at MotoGP test at Italy’s Mugello circuit.
Biaggi will be riding in place of Pramac Racing‘s Ben Spies who continues to rehab his shoulder and pectoral muscle injury. With Spies’ on-going injury problems and a star like Biaggi on tap, some might hope this change may be a more permanent arrangement but Pramac is careful to state Biaggi will only be testing the Desmosedici with Ducati test team rider Michele Pirro continuing to race in Spies’ absence.
Still, should Biaggi post strong lap times alongside Ducati factory riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, the pressure may be on for Ducati to sign Biaggi to a contract.
Meanwhile, Spies is undergoing further medical checks to re-evaluate his recovery.
By Dennis Chung
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