Leon Haslam is determined to round out the 2013 World Superbike Championship on a high as the Pata Honda rider looks ahead to this weekend's penultimate round at Magny-Cours in France.

Haslam, who was this week confirmed in the Ten Kate-backed Honda team with Ulsterman Jonathan Rea for 2014, is aiming to make amends for a somewhat disappointing weekend at Laguna Seca in the USA, with the 30-year-old crashing out of race one before electronics problems hampered his progress in the second race.

"I've got a pretty good record at Magny-Cours and I've been on the podium there a couple of times. I like the circuit so I'm looking forward to heading back there this weekend," said Haslam.

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"I want to get back to a podium-fighting position in these last few races because we need to end the season on a high.

"We've definitely made some progress with the bike recently but every time we make a step forward we seem to get a bit of bad luck that puts us back again.

"It's been that kind of season but, hopefully, that's all out of the way now and we can show what we're capable of."

Haslam is languishing in 14th position in the championship table after 12 rounds following a frustrating injury-hit season.