Anthony West has admitted that his results so far this season have fallen well short of what he thinks he is capable of, but has vowed to pick up his form over the second half of the season.
West has endured a dismal season so far on the Kawasaki, the Australian rider failing to capitalise on the relatively meagre number of entrants to score in just six of the eleven races so far this season.
Furthermore, with tenth place proving his best result this year, West is currently classified as the lowest of the full-time riders in 18th with a sum total of 22 points.
Indeed, West is quite aware of his struggles aboard the Ninja ZX-RR, admitting that he isn't happy with his form so far. Nonetheless, having taken the summer break to analyse where he is going wrong, he is confident he can be more competitive to the end of the season.
"After a difficult first half of the season, it's been good to have the chance to get home to the family in Australia and just kick back for a bit. The schedule during the first half of the year has been hectic and it's been difficult to step back and assess where we're at with the bike and to look objectively at some of the problems we've been having.
“This time away from the pressures of the racetrack has been pretty short, but it has allowed me to think things through and the conclusion is that the results during the first half of the year are well below what I'm capable of.
“I know that I can finish higher up the order on the Ninja ZX-RR, and we've seen this a couple of times already, but I need to be finishing in the top ten more consistently during the second half of the season.
“The break has been an ideal opportunity to recharge the batteries, and I'm heading back to Europe determined to finish the second part of the season with better results, starting this weekend in Brno."