Eugene Laverty has acknowledged that he will get a better idea of where he and Voltcom Crescent Suzuki stand relative to its rivals at Motorland Aragon than he did during the Phillip Island opener.

The Irishman made a spectacular start to his tenure at Suzuki as he delivered the manufacturer its first win since 2010 on his first outing aboard the GSX-R1000.

However, Laverty remains aware that the sweeping Australian venue has traditionally been kind to Suzuki in the past, suggesting the sterner test for it awaits in Spain this weekend at Motorland Aragon.

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"We enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, but we'll need to continue our form to stay at the sharp end of the title fight," he said. "Phillip Island has always been kind to the GSX-R, but the real test will come at Aragon.

"My aim is to stand on the rostrum on Sunday, and if we can do that, then it will be a job well done. We've been improving the bike over the past few months but it's still a work in progress. Rome was not built in a day!"