Former Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias says he is keen to secure a full-time ride in the World Superbike Championship following his headline-grabbing switch to the series for the final four rounds of 2013.

A stalwart of the MotoGP paddock, Elias made the surprise jump to World Superbikes during the final quarter of the 2013 season after inking a deal to ride the satellite Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4.

Despite a lack of pre-event testing, Elias was immediately up to speed from his debut outing at Istanbul Park, the Spaniard securing a pair of eye-catching top six results ahead of better fancied opposition.

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By the end of the season Elias had notched up top six finishes in four of the final eight races, results that are rumoured to have raised his stock amongst a number of prospective teams. Despite this, Elias has set his sights on a full season in 2014 aboard an Aprilia RSV4, possibly with Red Devils Roma.

"I want to stay in World Superbike, at the moment my managers are trying to find the best solution for me," he said. "It's still early, but it'd be great to be riding an Aprilia and why not, with Red Devils. We'll see. I would like to thank the team and Aprilia for thw opportunity that helped me getting out of a difficult time."

Reflecting on the move into World Superbikes, the 2010 Moto2 champion and former MotoGP race winner admits he expected the transition to be more difficult than it was.

"At the beginning I thought it would have been much more difficult, but we managed to be fast since day one. With no tests and little knowledge of both bike and team I must say it went well, apart from the last round in which I thought I could have made a bigger difference.

"I think I just need to be patient, thanks to those four rounds I could adapt to the bike and the atmosphere of the series. I really hope I can continue racing here."