Chaz Davies says he is focused on adding to his victory tally in the remaining four rounds of the 2013 World Superbike Championship season as he looks to haul himself into top three contention.

A third race win of the season at the Nurburgring has seen Davies break away from Loris Baz and Jonathan Rea in the fight for fifth in the standings, while it has also given him a shot at catching BMW team-mate Marco Melandri and Aprilia's Eugene Laverty ahead.

However, while Melandri and Laverty - who are in turn 30 and 40 points off leader Tom Sykes respectively - still confident of their title hopes, Davies heads into the final portion of the 2013 season looking to build on the positive results of Germany, rather than consider himself a veritable title hopeful.

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"The results at N?rburgring are a real boost for the next races. We needed that and it was what we had the potential for already at Moscow and Silverstone, so it was nice to actually finish the job at N?rburgring.

"At this point of the season, the championship still isn't impossible and to finish within the top 3 is more realistic now so it is nice to get these results at this important time of the year. My target for Istanbul is to repeat what we did at the N?rburgring."

A new venue for the World Superbike Championship, Istanbul Park remains familiar to a handful of riders from its brief tenure on the GP calendar, with Davies having raced there previously on a 250cc machine. Even so, the Welshman insists he will be starting from scratch come Friday.

"I have raced at Istanbul before, although it was with a 250cc machine which is completely different to a 1000cc BMW Superbike. In addition, I expect that the conditions of the circuit have changed in the seven years since I was last there.

"I have good memories of Istanbul, as I was quite fast there on a 250cc bike and I am sure it will be a good track for me now too. I will use the first 40 minutes of the opening session to get familiar with the track again."