Leon Haslam has targeted a double victory at Silverstone as he bids to continue his fine streak of form in latter stages of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Ever since Haslam broke his victory duck with the HM Plant Honda team at Knockhill, he has gone on to win on three more occasions, lifting him up to second in the overall standings.

With newfound confidence on the bike, Haslam is certain he can maintain that kind of pace heading into the two races at Silverstone, despite just missing out on pole position to team-mate Cal Crutchlow.

"Once you get happy with the bike, then you can ride it hard," he told Crash.net. "It is a big advantage, so to win four of the last five races means I feel good for a double win tomorrow.

Blaming an error on set-up for being unable to translate a scintillating practice pace into something similarly as comprehensive during qualifying, Haslam is nonetheless pleased to keep up Honda's strong record at the Northamptonshire circuit.

"We made a few mistakes with the set-up in that qualifying session but I am happy enough with the race pace and I think there is even more to come from the bike as well.

"Honda has always gone well here. In 2006 I was leading in front of Kiyo, but I slipped off, so we have always given the Honda a fight here before, but the bike is really good around here. It is one of those circuits where the Ducati is good in the last split, but it we are really quick in the first two."


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