Tom Sykes heads to his home round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Donington Park eager to post a repeat of his double success last season and reclaim the lead of the overall standings.

Following a relatively lacklustre pair of results last time out at Imola with a run to third and fifth, Sykes has slipped just behind double race winner Jonathan Rea in the standings, though the pair remain closely matched just four points apart, with Sylvain Guintoli 12 points adrift himself.

Nonetheless, Sykes is looking forward to returning to a happy hunting ground at Donington Park, where he was a dominant double winner last season, the Kawasaki rider hoping the support of the crowd will spur him on to similar results in 2014.

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"Donington is a fantastic circuit and doing the double there last year made it very special because it was my first ever double in World Superbike," the reigning champion said. "You cannot beat Donington for scenery as well. When the sun is shining there is almost no better place to be.

"Donington is a great circuit and hopefully we should be able to make the most of it, like we did last year. We should be on a very good level there. There will be more of my family, friends and personal sponsors at this one than any other race of the year so I will use up my allocation of passes for sure!

"There may be only one British round this year but Donington is a very good motorcycle circuit, also a good one for the spectators. We have to make my home round count."