Leon Haslam is raring to go for round five of the 2015 World Superbike championship at his Aprilia Racing Team Red Devils's home event at Imola.

The reigning World Superbike team champion is once again right in the mix at the sharp end with Haslam in second place in the riders' standings, 50 points off leader Jonathan Rea. The 31-year-old is looking for a return to the rostrum after missing out last time out at Assen with two fourth place finishes.

The Londoner has strong form around the Autdromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit, making the podium on three occasions in the past five years, but is yet to win around the Italian track.

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"I really can't wait to get things going again at Imola," Haslam said. "Even though it's not an easy track, it is one I always enjoy."

Haslam, who is contesting his first season on the Aprilia RS4V RF machinery, says he's looking forward to the rapturous Italian crowds and seeing what results he can produce on the updated bike.

"The atmosphere of the Italian fans and the history of the track always give me goose bumps. I also know the team has been working hard in the weeks off so it's exciting to get back on track."