Eugene Laverty has barely had time to come back down to earth following his terrific race two victory at Laguna Seca as the Aprilia rider switches his focus to the penultimate World Superbike round this weekend.

Laverty now holds second place in the championship standings after closing the deficit to Kawasaki's Tom Sykes with a rostrum finish and his seventh win of the season in the USA last weekend.

The gap to the top is now 23 points ahead of the final two rounds and the Northern Irishman feels has the momentum to continue to apply the pressure in the title battle at Magny-Cours in France on Sunday.

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Laverty, who has pocketed 91 of the 100 points available in the last four races, said: "My adrenaline levels still haven't returned to normal during the few days off since Laguna Seca.

"We achieved a fantastic victory on Sunday and we're going straight to Magny Cours on a high.

"The momentum is with us after three victories in the last four races," he added.

"We're back up to second in the championship but my eyes are fixed on the top spot."

Laverty is currently in talks with Aprilia and Ducati over a possible move to MotoGP in 2014 after learning that he has lost his place in the factory World Superbike team, with Marco Melandri set to take over next season.