Ben Spies heads to the fourth round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship desperate to get his season back on track having failed to finish two of the three races so far.
The Yamaha rider currently languishes down in 14th position overall with just a sole sixth place finish to his name, though the American is refusing to get flustered, insisting good results are forthcoming.
A second French Grand Prix appearance for Spies, he is confident he can get his 2011 season underway properly with a good result at Le Mans.
“I've had a really relaxing few days off after Estoril back home in Como, Italy. I had a good chance to get out on my bicycle and really work off some of the frustration from the race. Having felt so good at the start I really believed we could have delivered some strong results in Portugal.
“Anyway, we all move on together and as a team we're coming to France determined to make up for it and really kick off our 2011 season again.”