Tom Sykes is set to bring the curtain down on his hugely successfully 2013 World Superbike Championship season with a final test outing of the year at Jerez.

Little more than a month on from clinching a triumphant title victory at the same venue, Sykes's return to Jerez comes following the birth of his first daughter, Millie, last week.

However, with the winter testing ban looming on December 1st, the British rider will now turn his attention back to his 'day job' as he already looks towards the opening round of the 2014 season.

"I am very excited and motivated to go to this forthcoming test," he said. "We have got some days scheduled in at Jerez and our aim is to get some conformation of some items we tested before and we have a little work to do with electronics strategies. I am sure we will be doing a lot of laps and making the most of the final test of 2013. We had such a successful period last time we were on track in Jerez that that we know we should have a good package there again.

"We would be ready to race now if we had to but there are always improvements that can be found. I was so happy with the work we have already done in testing that I'm more confident for the new season already. I am already thinking about the first round at Phillip Island next year and in this coming test we will definitely be working towards it."

Following a 'big step' during testing at Motorland Aragon, team-mate Loris Baz is also looking forward to the two-day test at Jerez.

"I think it is going to be good at Jerez because we worked on a lot of different things in the last couple of tests. At this final test before the winter break we will be able to put it all together. We want to make sure that we have a really well set-up bike for next season.

"I think we made a big step at the Motorland Aragon tests so it will be important to compare things at Jerez, simply because we have spent a lot of time there this winter. There will also be a lot of high level world superbike riders on track at the same time so it will be interesting to see how things will go."