Ducati remain convinced that MotoGP man Troy Bayliss is the answer to all their problems and they are going all out to sign him for 2006. After a tough 2005 season, Ducati are desperate to fight for the title again in 2006. Ciabatti said: “I think Troy is hungry for race wins. He knows that he will not be racing for many more years. I know that he wants to prove himself in MotoGP, but he doesn’t have the opportunity to be top five every weekend and he doesn’t like being the worst Honda alongside Makoto Tamada. “He is not the type of rider that wants to take the money and not be competitive. I think he would rather come back to a championship where he has enjoyed a lot of success.” The question is, who would he partner, Toseland or Laconi? (My bet is Toseland - he's young, talented & will have something to prove next year.) GREGORIO LAVILLA and Leon Haslam could be back in World Superbikes next season on factory Ducatis. In an unprecedented move, their Airwaves Ducati squad will be offered identical bikes to the official factory squad if they return to the world stage in 2006. Ducati WSB boss Paolo Ciabatti said: “If we can reach an agreement, then we would give them the same bikes as the factory team. “We want it to happen so that we have four strong Ducatis on the grid..." *snip* If the Airwaves squad fail to reach an agreement over a move to WSB, then Lavilla could find himself linking up with Neil Hodgson in Ducati’s American superbike team. Having been unemployed at the start of the season, Lavilla is now one of the hottest properties in superbike racing, having come from obscurity to lead the BSB championship. Ciabatti added: “He is a rider that has proved to be very fast on a 999 and we will find a solution for him to stay on a Ducati in 2006. *snip* “I think that from Gregorio’s point of view he has some unfinished business in World Superbikes and he aims to be on a competitive bike in this championship. “Gregorio would be one of my options for the factory team..."