Chaz Davies is determined to banish the bad experiences of 12 months ago at Laguna Seca and maintain his momentum with Ducati in 2015.

In 2014 the former World Supersport champion suffered a nasty crash on lap two of race one after enjoying a promising start in fourth place. The Welshman sustained concussion in the high-speed off which ruled him out of race two on medical grounds, which meant Davies left a World Superbike round pointless for the first time since Portimao in 2012.

Despite his misfortune last year Davies says he loves returning to Laguna Seca and will be hunting a return to the rostrum.

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"Laguna is one of my favourite tracks and I'm looking forward to being in America again," Davies said. "I'm heading over there a week early for some training and relaxation before travelling to the circuit.

"Last year was a huge disappointment because everything was going well and we were in a position to score some good results but then a crash in race one ruled me out of race two. I'll be doing my best to make up for that this year."

Since his frustrating double failure at Imola in May, Davies has notched up four podium finishes in six races (four thirds, two fourths) and has began to reel in Leon Haslam in the World Superbike championship.

Fourth-placed Davies is 13 points behind Haslam in the riders' standings heading to Laguna Seca, which hosts round nine of the 2015 World Superbike championship scheduled for the 17-19 July.