Davies aiming for Donington double

Davies' comments come after he endured a nightmare race at Imola earlier this month, where he suffered a double DNF due to a technical problem in race one and an oil leak in race two.

While Davies is aiming to get his season back on track this weekend, he is aware of the fact that he hasn't enjoyed a lot of success at Donington in the past. In fact, Davies' best finish at the UK circuit has been two fifth-place finishes last season.

Davies has often compared his performances at Donington to his results at Assen, but having clinched second place in both races at the Dutch track this year, the 28-year-old is hoping to defy the odds in Derby on Sunday. 

"Donington has always been a bit of a difficult one for me actually and I'd class it as similar to Assen, though having said that we did alright at Assen this year so I guess it's a case of turning up and seeing what we can do," he told reporters. 

The Welshman, who currently sits in fourth place on the standings, is excited by the prospect of having his home fans cheer him on during the race. With the "extra support" behind him, Davies believes that he can "finish both races on the podium".

"It's a home race for me so the extra support will be nice and my aim, as ever, will be to finish both races on the podium," he said.