Michael Laverty is looking to banish his frustrations from Thruxton and get back to fighting for the podium at 'normal' Cadwell Park.

The Tyco BMW rider endured a difficult race weekend at the Hampshire circuit but was still able to notch up a ninth and a sixth place to leapfrog the injured Jason O'Halloran and his team-mate Tommy Bridewell to take fifth spot in the MCE British Superbike standings and an all-important Showdown spot.

The former MotoGP man is targeting a return to the top five and is hunting a maiden rostrum finish in 2015 to collect some much-needed Podium points ahead of the Showdown.

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Laverty is the only rider inside the top ten yet to grace the rostrum, having been denied second place in race one at Knockhill after overtaking under waved yellow flags.

"At Cadwell we should be back to where we were at Knockhill, Brands Hatch and Snetterton consistently hitting the top five," Laverty said. "It is a normal race track where even if you are struggling you can make up time by riding hard on the brakes."

Laverty is also expecting to take some long sought-after upgrades on his BMW S1000RR to Cadwell Park after enjoying a mid-season test at the Lincolnshire track and he hopes it'll make the difference against the rival Kawasaki and Yamaha machinery.

"I am hoping to take the bike to the next level where I need it to be if I am going to consistently fight for podiums and wins," he added.