Leon Haslam hopes to round off the World Superbike Championship at Jerez in Spain with a top-three result as he aims to challenge the series frontrunners.

The Pata Honda rider has endured a difficult season after sustaining a double leg fracture at Assen in the The Netherlands in April.

Haslam is aiming to maintain his record of obtaining at least one podium finish in each of his full seasons as a WSBK rider and has once last chance to achieve the feat this weekend.

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"We tested at Jerez at the end of last season and did some back-to-back comparisons between last year's electronics and the new package, which was at a very early stage of development," he said.

"It'll be difficult to use any of the data we got back then but it's a great track and I've always loved riding here since I was in GPs.

"We solved a pretty significant issue on the bike at the end of the last round in Magny-Cours, so I'm really looking forward to getting out on the Jerez circuit on Friday and giving it a go," added Haslam.

"It's the last round of the series and I would just like it to be the one where everything finally comes together and we can get a chance to show what we're capable of.

"There are lots of things to improve before the beginning of next season - both with me and the bike - but I'd like to finish this one by challenging the top guys this weekend."

The Pata Honda team will remain in Spain following Sunday's two 21-lap races at Jerez for a one-day test on Tuesday.