Jonathan Rea heads to the third round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Assen looking to build on the promise of his results at Motorland Aragon around a circuit where has been most successful in recent years.

Ten Kate Racing's nominated test track and home venue, Rea has completed more laps around the Dutch circuit than any other WSBK rider, a fact reflected by his excellent record there, including four wins and a total of six podiums since 2009.

Indeed, Rea heads to this year's event feeling positive about his chances on the PATA Honda CBR1000RR after getting onto the podium last time out in Spain around a circuit that hasn't traditionally favoured the Japanese bike.

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"I'm really looking forward to riding at Assen this weekend because it's a circuit that I really enjoy," he said. "There are lots of passing places and there's usually a fast group at the front, which I hope to be a part of. I've spent quite a bit of time there with my team over the years, and done quite a few laps developing the bike, so I hope we can get it dialled in quite quickly this weekend.

"Of course, a lot of that will depend on the weather because, although we're at the end of April, it can still be unpredictable, so we'll have to work on both wet and dry settings so we can aim for two good results. We've had a solid start to the season, with top five finishes and a podium at Aragon, so we'll try to carry that momentum into the Assen weekend.

"There's always a fantastic atmosphere there as it's the team's home race and we had another amazing Pitstop Day at the workshop last Saturday with a record crowd. It's a perfect way to set up for the weekend."