Chaz Davies says Donington Park has always posed a challenge to him but is heading into the sixth round of the 2015 World Superbike championship with an optimistic attitude.

The Aruba.it Ducati rider has compared his performances at Donington similar to his results at Assen but after securing a double rostrum in Holland last month the Welsh rider feels upbeat ahead of his home event.

"Donington has always been a bit of a difficult one for me actually and I'd class it as similar to Assen, though having said that we did alright at Assen this year so I guess it's a case of turning up and seeing what we can do."

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The 28-year-old rider has made one podium appearance at Donington Park in 2011 on his way to the World Supersport title. His best Superbike result came last year with a pair of fifth places on the Ducati Panigale R.

"It's a home race for me so the extra support will be nice and my aim, as ever, will be to finish both races on the podium," he added.

Davies endured a nightmare race weekend last time out at Imola, suffering a double DNF due to technical problems. The Ducati squad says it is on top of the issues which plagued Davies and hope he can recover the some of the lost ground in the World Superbike title race.

Davies currently sits fourth in the riders' championship but a whopping 117 points off leader Jonathan Rea.