Eugene Laverty is confident he can maintain his good form when the World Supersport Championship ventures to South Africa for the first time in seven years.
The Parkalgar Honda rider arrives at Kyalami second in the standings after a finishing fourth at Monza, but lost further ground to leader Cal Crutchlow following his second win of the season.
Nonetheless, Laverty is fired up for another push in South Africa, a new circuit for him and most of his competitors.
“It is my first time here and I think it should be good,” he said. “As it is a new circuit for nearly all of the riders we have an extra practice session on Friday which will give us more time to learn the track and find a good setting.
“Ten Kate Honda is the only team to have tested here, so it is a fairly level playing field for us all. I think Kyalami will suit the Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR; it has a fantastic chassis and will cope well with the long corners where it really excels. I am looking forward to the race and I think we can do well here.”