Loris Baz says his run to the podium in both World Superbike Championship races at Motorland Aragon is a clear indication that he can be a contender for race wins at every round this season.

The Frenchman played his part in a landmark double 1-2 for the Kawasaki manufacturer last time out at Aragon, Baz chasing home team-mate Tom Sykes to score his best-ever dry weather results in the category.

Indeed, Baz credits those results as a potential turning point for his WSBK career, pointing out that the huge step forward for him around a circuit he has struggled at in the past is a sign that he now has the capability of challenging for wins at every round this season.

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"I was really proud," he told Crash.net. "Even on the Saturday in Superpole, I was perhaps even prouder of that because that was our weakest point but we were close to Tom.

"The result was more important than Phillip Island, because I know that is a track where I can go fast. Going fast at Aragon means I can go fast anywhere, because it is a track like Imola where I wasn't fast last year, but being fast this year means we can be fast for all the tracks."

Asked whether that mentality has raised the expectations of a potential title challenge in only his second full season of WSBK racing, Baz maintains that he is focused on each race and will only consider his overall position until the second-half of the year.

"I want to win the most races possible, but we have to be clever," he added. "The championship is long and a lot can happen, so the target is to be in the top three as much as possible. We have to wait until Laguna Seca to see where we are before preparing for the end of the season. I would be happy with the top three. I am only 21 years old, so it wouldn't be too bad!

Having challenged the superiority of the title-winning team-mate Sykes in the first two rounds of the season, Baz says no strict team orders have been applied.

"There are no team orders. They ask us to be clever and to not crash together or make a stupid move, but we don't have any strict rule to respect. We have our race and the fastest wins. Tom won at Aragon, I hope to win here at Assen!"