Sylvain Barrier made another successful return from injury by claiming a World Superbike 'Evo' pole position and victory at Jerez.

Having missed the opening six rounds of 2014 due to injuries sustained in a Phillip Island testing fall and then an ugly car accident, the Frenchman was hospitalised again after a controversial collision with Christian Iddon at Laguna Seca.

Barrier fractured his heel and foot in the incident but the six-week break between rounds nine and ten of the series gave him sufficient time to recover.

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Although his injuries are not fully healed, Barrier showed few signs of riding in pain. He was the best of the 'Evo' machines in qualifying, before equalling his best result in the class with a tenth place in race one, a position behind David Salom.

"It was a really good day," the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK rider told Crash.net. "All the team worked really well throughout the weekend. We had the Superpole and this win in the 'Evo' class that was really great. This result was the best for me because I won the battle with [Toni] Elias and he is a top rider. He was the world champion in Moto2 and it was really great to ride with him. After with Salom we make a battle together. The rear tyre was completely finished and I was kind of under what he was doing. I overtake him on the last corner and I was a little too far away. But it was good."

Both Salom and Niccolo Canepa ran off track in the second race, ensuring Barrier clinched a class victory for the second time in 2014.

"The second race I see Canepa had made a really good start and he was in a really good rhythm," he said. "I was touching [the limit] and have a lot of movement on the front and also I lose the grip from the rear. But no, all was good. I just like to stay calm and everything was going in a good direction and all the team was really happy. I wanted to make this job for them because I missed so many races."

"It's really nice. It was one month ago in the hospital for the operation on my foot and now it's starting to heal. Now it's really painful but it can't be perfect in one month. I think it will be better [for the next race]."

Pressed on his plans for 2015, Barrier gave little away. "We'll see how it goes," he said.