Jonathan Rea says he is determined to make the most of starting on the front row for the penultimate round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship as he looks to consolidate his top three in the standings.

Mathematically still capable of winning this year's WSBK title, Rea has enjoyed a strong weekend on the PATA Honda and was in similarly good form in Superpole, despite ruining his first lap on the qualifying tyre.

Nonetheless, Rea dug deep and was able to secure an even better lap on the second revolution, even dipping under the erstwhile lap record to end up third on the grid. It was a result he is eager to make count come race day.

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"I'm really satisfied with our work because the team has given me a great package here that I can ride really hard," he said. "I feel that in the race we're more prepared because the CBR is quite easy to ride and changing direction here is really good. We've been working on acceleration and maximising the power where we need it and also taking some away where it's maybe too much.

"In Superpole I made a small mistake on my first lap with the qualifier and ran into the first turn too quickly which ruined the lap. I tried to give it a good go on the second lap and was able to finish on the front row. It gives me an opportunity for a good start and my starts have been really good this year.

"It's very important to be on the front row because the hairpin is a big bottleneck for the riders on the first lap. Hopefully I can be at the front of that and set myself up for a good rhythm in the races."