Joan Lascorz burgeoning World Superbike Championship career reached new heights at Motorland Aragon as he secured a pair of strong results, including a top five finish.

Matching his best result of fifth from Donington Park earlier in the year with a strong run in the second race, it came after Lascorz finished seventh in race one, just two seconds from fourth.

Helping Kawasaki to its best points' haul of the season thus far, former World Supersport race winner Lascorz is pleased with his continuing progress having also reached the top eight Superpole shootout for the first time.

"I was fifth in race two and it was the same position I took at Donington but I was much closer to the top positions here. We had some laps of testing before but not many so this was really a new circuit for me in qualifying, so we did a good job.

"My crew chief gave me a good setting for the second race, and persuaded me not to go for the softer rear tyre, so I used the same B tyre in each race. It was a good decision in race two. We were only five seconds from the podium in race two, and it was not only me, Tom [Sykes] was also very fast this weekend."

Lascorz is 14th in the WSBK standings, just three points behind Tom Sykes.