World Superbike Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli is hoping his ability to prove most competitive during a race environment proves to be the case at Assen as he looks to extend his comfortable advantage at the top of the standings.

In this year's four races so far, Guintoli has managed a win and three second places, a fine run of form that has moved him 22 points clear at the top of the standings already.

Indeed, Guintoli is feeling confident for Assen too after qualifying at the head of the second row in fourth position, the Frenchman hoping he can replicate his performance at Phillip Island and Aragon when he proved most competitive when it mattered.

"This time I was just a shout from the front row. My feeling with the qualifying tyre is getting better with each race. I'm really happy in any case, as it is always important to start from the front two rows. I'm right behind Tom, who is a strong starter, so I'll just need to follow him and then overtake him!

"All joking aside, I'm confident for tomorrow. Usually my pace gets better during the race compared to qualifying sessions, as we saw at Phillip Island and Aragon. Let's hope the final result will also be similar."



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