James Toseland is looking forward to the final three rounds of MotoGP as he endeavours to conclude a somewhat inconsistent debut season on a high.
Although four races remain this year at Motegi, Phillip Island, Sepang and Valencia, the final three rounds are held at venues Toseland has had experience of before.
Toseland's struggles to adapt the Tech 3 Yamaha to circuits he is not familiar with was made painfully clear at Indianapolis when he finished a lowly 18th - just two weeks after scoring a sixth place at Misano.
Indeed, although Indianapolis was a new challenge for all the riders and teams, the adverse weather conditions still played their part in preventing him from fettling an ideal set-up on the bike.
Nonetheless, while the next round at Motegi will be a similar challenge for the Brit, he is looking ahead to the end stretch where he hopes his experience of those circuits will give him the chance to revisit some of the promising form that defined his early season.
“Motegi in Japan is the last track of the eight I have had to learn this year, so that is going to be another tough weekend I am sure,” he told MotoGP.com
. “I just want the weather to be consistent, I have been praying for that all year. But it has not happened that way, I think there have only been two rounds where it has not rained at all.´
“Then obviously at Phillip Island I will be really confident, I have done well there in the past, then Malaysia where I tested in the winter time and then it is back to Valencia where I have done quite a few miles as well, so hopefully I can have a strong end to the season.”