Kawasaki Racing rider David Salom is confident he can extend his lead in the World Superbike EVO standings at Sepang following a double victory last time out at Donington Park.

Despite contending with a hand injury, Salom's pair of EVO-class winning tenth place finishes - when you discount the non-scoring Bimota of Ayrton Badovini - saw him eke his lead in the standings to eight points over Niccolo Canepa.

A 'good gap at this stage' for the Spaniard, Salom is now hoping the demanding characteristics of the Malaysian circuit won't prove too detrimental to his troublesome hand.

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"The challenge this weekend is maybe more difficult than normal as I have only seen this track on TV and on the Playstation, which I have been practicing on to find out where the corners go. It should be a good track for us because it has big straights and wide corners.

"There are two or three hard braking sections but I think I have more time in the straights to relax my hand between the corners than most other circuits. The engine on our bike is good, fast, and in the corners our bike has been working well.

"We have eight points more than the next rider and that is a good gap for Kawasaki and me at this stage of the season. We have four races before the summer break comes along and now we are in a good situation."