Tom Sykes says he is devising a plan that he hopes will return him to the top of the World Superbike Championship order following an indifferent start to the year so far.

The 2013 champion has been comprehensively out paced by incoming team-mate Jonathan Rea at Kawasaki, the Englishman acknowledging he is struggling to get comfortable on the 2015-specification ZX-10R following the second round in Thailand.

Nonetheless, four solid results means Sykes remains in the hunt and he is hoping a return to a happy hunting ground at Motorland Aragon - where he was a dominant double winner in 2014 - will spur him on to a revival of sorts.

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"I am very much looking forward to Motorland in its new layout as the last corner is more exciting than the previous one - but it will be the same for everybody. I got on the podium in Thailand but we are still finding the best way to give a better bike set-up for me.

"We have a plan and we now need to see if we can make it work. I have had some success recently at Motorland but honestly I look at every circuit as a chance to try and achieve something.

"In Aragon I am looking forward to it more from the point of view that we have some reference from there and we will see how this bike compares to last year's. We have some ideas to try and help me and hopefully we can put them into practice in a good