Donington Park is a circuit that stirs up strong emotions for World Superbike Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli.

The factory Aprilia rider met his wife at the British circuit but also suffered a badly broken leg in a heavy crash at Donington in 2009.

Guintoli treats the event as a home race, with his home located around half-an-hour from the circuit.

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He leads the series by 13 points after an ultra-consistent start to the season and is aiming to keep his place at the top of the standings this weekend.

"Donington has always been a thriller for me! Amongst many eventful races, this is the track where I met my wife, but also the one where I broke my leg very badly in 2009," he said.

"I live 30min from Doni so it's like my home race. Many friends and family are coming to support me."