Chaz Davies is confident his prior experience of the Laguna Seca circuit will give him the edge he needs to challenge for wins and podiums for this weekend's return to the Californian circuit.

Returning to the WSBK calendar after an absence of eight years, Laguna Seca represents a new challenge for most in the field, but it's a venue that Davies knows well from his time competing in the American-based AMA series.

Also the venue where Davies made an eye-catching MotoGP debut in 2007 for Pramac d'Antin Ducati, Davies is looking forward to getting reacquainted with Laguna Seca as he looks to add to his victory tally.

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"Laguna Seca has been consistently a very good circuit for me. For some reason I find the rhythm quite easily at that track. I have done quite a few laps there in AMA so maybe I have a little bit of an advantage this year. It is a very good circuit and along with Portim?o, I would rate it as one of my favourite tracks.

"It has the challenge of the 'Corkscrew' which is very steep and I think very exciting to watch. It is one of the most physical circuits I have ever raced on. You don't get any time to rest and you really need to know how to handle the bike because the circuit is just built into the terrain - there were no computers used or any designers! It is just some tarmac in the hills following the natural landscape, which is nice."

"Our target for this weekend is as always, a double podium. Regarding the championship I now believe that I don't have a chance, though there are still enough points left to grab. Anyway from here until the end of the season it is all about podiums and wins, and this is what we aim for."

Davies is currently fifth in the WSBK standings with three wins to his name, the Welshman appearing certain to finish inside the top five overall with main rivals Jonathan Rea and Loris Baz missing the American event through injury.