With speculation about his future seeing Broc Parkes linked with both the World Superbikes and British Superbikes championships, the Australian explained that his main priority is to get onto a good bike and be in position to challenge at the front next year.

The Australian is entering the closing stages of his rookie MotoGP season with PBM, but the British team is to concentrate its efforts on BSB next year.

"There's talk at the minute in WSBK but I'm getting more interest from the British championship," he said. "I think that there's some good opportunities there.

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"At the moment I don't think that I'll be able to stay in GPs but if I can go to British or World Superbikes on a good bike I'd like to do that.

"I can't say what teams that I'm talking to but I'm talking to a few different teams so that if Birdy doesn't come up with the right package [for BSB] that I want, but ideally I'd like to stay with PBM."

Misano is one of the few circuits on the MotoGP calendar that Parkes has raced at in the past and the 2011 Misano World Supersport winner is looking forward to returning to the circuit.

"I won here three years ago in World Supersport and I've always liked Misano. I probably preferred it the other way around but this way has been good to me as well. I think that it's always nice to come here and I've never done a GP here so it's going to be exciting."

Parkes has struggled of late on the PBM with Silverstone a particularly difficult weekend for him with the Australian struggling to get the bike turned into corners.

Finding a solution to that problem will be key for the PBM team however Parkes can look for some positives in last year's San Marino GP where his teammate, Michael Laverty had a strong race:

"I struggled a lot at Silverstone but I expect to be able to get back into the battle this weekend. I don't know why I struggled so much in Silverstone, I struggled a little bit in Brno as well, but I'm hoping to get to figure out what's going on. Michael said that last year the bike was pretty good and sometimes you pull the bike out and it's good and other times it isn't.

"I'm looking to get a good result this weekend. I never give up and even though it's a little bit of counting down the races now we won't give up and I want to prove that I can be back up there fighting again in the next couple of races before the fly away rounds."