Sylvain Guintoli says he is confident that 'the results will come' after a mixed weekend of racing in Valencia.
While Alstare Suzuki team-mate Leon Haslam secured another victory to maintain his lead in the World Superbike Championship standings, Guintoli was left to wonder what might have been after being caught up in Leon Camier's accident in the opening race.
While the Frenchman was able to avoid Camier's bike, he was forced to run wide and dropped down the order to 14th, although he battled back to take the flag in ninth.
Higher temperatures affected Guintoli's tyres in the second race of the weekend and while he secured a top six finish, Guintoli admitted there was plenty more still to come.
“I made a good start in race one and everything was going according to plan until Camier crashed right in front of me!” he said. “I had to take to the run-off area to avoid hitting him or the bike and then had to do a bit of a three-point turn to get back on the track and that cost me time and places. I had fallen to fourteenth (from sixth) but had some good battles before finally finishing ninth.
“We didn't make any changes to the bike for race two, but the hotter temperature meant that the tyres didn't work as well as they had done in race one and I had many slides. Sixth was not so bad, but I'm not happy because I think we can do better. I feel better here than I did in Portimao because I have got my rhythm back. Now we just have to keep on progressing and improving and, with a little bit of luck, the results will come.”