Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes feels that after the gains made at last month's Misano in-season test he and team-mate Jonathan Rea will be able to really attack the Laguna Seca track this upcoming weekend.
The duo spent a lot of the test focusing on electronics and suspension settings on Kawasaki's 2017 challenger.
Kawasaki dominated, winning both races last time out at Misano on June 18 and 19, with Rea getting a double victory followed by Sykes' two-second places.
In an interview with the official WSBK website, Sykes said he hopes what he learnt at the Misano test he can apply to the set-up of his 2016 bike in this weekend’s racing in America.
“I feel we took a big step in the right direction at the Misano test so, considering that, I am really looking forward to going to Laguna,” said Sykes.
“We have had great success there in the past and I love the track. I really, really love the country and the people.”
Sykes added that he really likes the challenge of Laguna Seca and will be looking for more success there after claiming two wins, two-second places and a pole position since the circuit became once again part of the WSBK calendar in 2013.
“The track is quite a one off. When you go around the layout on a scooter at low speed or even just walking, it is unbelievable,” Sykes added.
“You go up towards the Corkscrew and when you look back not only does the track drop away, the world itself also seems to because the land just keeps going down and down.
“Laguna is unique and quite testing, so I really enjoy it. It is special and I like the whole American experience from when I first land there.”