Randy de Puniet says he wants to get back to enjoying racing on the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki machine after struggling in his maiden World Superbike year.
The French rider has only notched up one top ten finish in 2015 and has failed to finish in the past four races. Both he and his team-mate Alex Lowes have been struggling to find a consistent and strong setup with the Suzuki GSX-R bike this season and de Puniet says that is the team's primary aim at Donington Park.
“I really hope that we can find the solutions to set the base for the GSX-R this weekend so we can start to work on Friday morning,” de Puniet said. “I want to enjoy riding the bike and to be able to ride a good race on Sunday.”
Donington Park holds fond memories for the 34-year-old, after claiming victory in the 250cc (Moto2) class in 2005 and his sole MotoGP podium four years later.
“I have good memories of Donington Park,” he said. “It is a small track and I really like it, especially the first part, although not so much the final two corners. I really like to race in England because the British fans love motorcycles, they respect the riders, the atmosphere is always great and it is always a pleasure to race there.”
Donington Park is set to host the British rounds of the 2015 World Superbike championship on the 22-24 May.