Tom Sykes insists he will not change his approach to arguably the most important races of his career as he looks to claim a historic 2013 World Superbike Championship title at Jerez.

Sykes needs just a single third place finish - or two ninth place finishes - to wrap up a much anticipated title, a challenge made somewhat easier by him qualifying on the front row in second position between pole sitter Eugene Laverty and Davide Giugliano.

Indeed, despite missing out on a ninth pole position of the season, Kawasaki rider Sykes maintains he is right where he wants to be. Even so, he maintains that he will not necessarily change his approach in his quest to claim a pair of wins in Spain.

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"Front row is our target and it has been all season, and it just so happens that we have had eight pole positions this year as a result," he said. "I would say it was possible to make pole today but we had a little hiccup and there was no need to test the boundaries again. I know what my potential is and we did not really utilise the full potential of myself, and the bike, in Superpole.

"We want to get a good clean start if we can tomorrow, get stuck in and see what happens. A couple of guys are going to be fast early on and we have just got to do what we normally do every weekend. That is my plan. I am quite happy with our race set-up on the Ninja ZX-10R and the only thing I am trying to think about is trying to win the races.

"The conditions do change between races, and race two is going to be hotter than race one, but I am sure every guy on the grid has taken that into consideration. I think all things considered the bike is good across mixed conditions. Over race distance of 21 laps, I am happy."

Currently 37 points clear of pole sitter Laverty, should Sykes win the 2013 title, he will become the first Kawasaki rider to do so since Scott Russell back in 1993.