Jonathan Rea is hoping a strong performance on home soil at Silverstone will help put the disappointment of his Suzuka 8 Hours exit firmly behind him.

The Ulsterman was chasing a second consecutive victory in the blue riband endurance event when team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari crashed the bike beyond repair before the half-way mark.

Disappointed to miss out on consolidating his impressive win from the year before, Rea is nonetheless turning his focus to his 'day job' with a view to getting the Pata Honda back on the podium again.

"I was devastated to finish the 8-hour race the way we did, but these things happen and I was happy for my Pata Honda team-mates and for Honda. I'm feeling really good though and looking forward to getting back on my bike this weekend. I've had mixed results at Silverstone in the past and I've had some great races there; I particularly remember a couple of second places in 2010, which I really enjoyed.

"We struggled a bit last year, but it's a nice circuit to ride. The modifications made to the track in recent years have made it better but I'll attack it the same way I attack every other circuit. Of course, being a second British round, it'll be good to see a lot of friendly faces there, even if they can be quite far away in some places.