Nicky Hayden heads to the third round of his maiden World Superbike Championship season at Motorland Aragon keen to continue his positive progress with Honda following a promising debut.

The first MotoGP World Champion to make the move into World Superbikes, Hayden has enjoyed a decent start to his new two-wheel endeavour, finishing just off the podium at Phillip Island and then claiming a top five on his first visit to Thailand.

Returning a circuit familiar from his days in MotoGP - and where he took one of his last podiums in the series in 2010 -, the American is keen to get back into action.

This two-week break has definitely felt longer than it was and now I'm ready to get back on track and reunite with the team. It's the first European round of my WorldSBK career and clearly it will be a bit different in terms of schedule and atmosphere in the paddock, given the bigger presence of teams and riders from other classes.

"Aragon is not an easy track, there are definitely some technical sections with downhill braking and blind corner entries, but it's a great circuit to ride on so I can't wait to get started."