Tommy Hill says he 'must' start targeting better results as the World Superbike Championships returns to Europe for the first time this season.

The Althea Honda rider has been a model of consistency during the first two rounds, battling for points with a number of better funded factory rivals and achieving his aim in three of those races.

However, Hill is striving for better in Spain around a circuit he thinks will better suit the Honda CBR1000RR, claiming that 'hoping' for good results is not good enough any more.

"Now returning back into Europe I am really looking forward to the Valencia race. I have now been home for nearly two weeks, and have managed to reset, and get back into my pre-race routine. Looking at the Valencia circuit, I hope this will suit our bike, as it has tighter more technical corners where my bike has worked well this year.

"Now it's not a case of hoping for better results, it's a must, I want to progress forward and reach the position I feel we can run as a team."

Hill is currently 18th in the standings with five points.

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