Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro is seeking both a confidence boost and set-up improvements at this weekend's British MotoGP.

"The last races have been pretty tough for me, I struggled to find the same confidence that I had in the first half of the season and we still lack the finalisation of a proper set-up," said the Spaniard.

"The GSX-RR's base is very solid, I still feel it's a very good project, but we need to be more effective in how we prepare for both qualifying and the race. In Brno things went better than Indianapolis and we have found some direction that now we need to test and validate.

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"Maybe the main variable in Silverstone will be the weather, we haven't raced in the rain and therefore we don't have any experience yet."

Rookie team-mate Maverick Vi?ales saw a perfect run of MotoGP points finishes end with an accident in Brno

"Unfortunately in Brno I crashed out, which is bad for the final result but to be honest I'm more focused to the development and growth process that we are pursuing overall," he said.

"My last race weekends after the summer break gave me much more confidence in terms of approach to the race and in fact in Czech Republic I was lapping with a very good pace before crashing.

"This means that my confidence with the bike is growing race-after-race and this gives us very positive feelings. I have very good memories from Silverstone and I am confident that the way we are working will give us with even more positive results."

Vinales and Espargaro are currently eleventh and twelfth in the world championship, with an advantage of nine points for the younger Spaniard.