Sylvain Guintoli says he must 'attack and take risks' to ensure he remains within the World Superbike Championship title fight having lost ground in recent events.

The Frenchman remains second in the WSBK standings despite colliding with his Aprilia team-mate Marco Melandri last time out at Portimao, but has slipped 43 points adrift of leader Tom Sykes.

Despite this, Guintoli remains upbeat for Laguna Seca, despite a frustrating weekend in California in 2013 when he showed strong pace to qualify on pole position, only to struggle in the leading pack come race day.

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"Laguna is our last race before the summer break. Just like in Portugal, we need to attack and take risks so the championship fight stays open.

"At this moment, only this kind of attitude can help us. I am looking forward to it because last year I did the lap record in Superpole but then in the races I lost my focus feeling frustrated by the multiple red flags. I really think we can do a good job in California on Sunday"