Tom Sykes is confident he can turn his 15th career World Superbike pole position into two equally strong results on home soil after dominating qualifying at Donington Park.

Though the Kawasaki rider's pace over a single lap cannot be disputed having now scored four pole positions in five races this year, Sykes has been particularly quick on his local circuit, topping Q1, Q2 and FP2 prior to topping each of the Superpole phases too.

Breaking his own lap record three times during the course of Superpole, Sykes was thrilled with another strong Superpole, but is particularly encouraged by his pace over a race distance.

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"I had a small crash yesterday on a damp section of the track but the boys did a really good job and gave me a great Ninja ZX-10R to ride today. We have worked hard on the race set-up here not just in qualifying. There are a number of factors why I can do well in Superpole but I have always enjoyed riding by myself on the best package we have.

"Combine that with the 'time-trial' element of Superpole and I just race myself and the tarmac. The refreshing thing is that the Ninja ZX-10R is working well over race distance and now when we start at the top. We should have a fairly consistent package for tomorrow's races. That is the most important thing."

Sykes is currently 18 points behind Sylvain Guintoli in the overall standings.