Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa is targeting a strong weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in the USA after losing ground in the championship standings at Donington.
The current World Superbike champion boasts an impressive record at the American circuit near Salt Lake City in Utah, where he has notched two double victories and a second place finish over the last four years.
Checa finished sixth in the first race at Donington before crashing out of race two, handing the title initiative to key rival Max Biaggi.
However, traditionally a rewarding venue for Checa, the Spaniard is confident he can reclaim some lost ground at Miller on Monday.
“I have always enjoyed the atmosphere at Miller, the people, the mountains, the layout of the track itself,” Checa said.
“The track suits my riding style and I have many great memories thanks to the results I've obtained there these last years.
“At Donington we lost ground in the classification and so definitely need a strong weekend now.”
Checa is currently in fourth place in the series after five rounds, 13 points behind Biaggi.