De Puniet: Thailand will show where we are

Having finished 17th and seventh in the first round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island in Australia, de Puniet is hoping for a better performance in Thailand. 

But, just like everyone else, de Puniet is still waiting to test the new track. However, what he does know is that the race is expected to take place in hot and humid conditions. 

"It is a new track for everybody so it will be very interesting to see what will happen and I'm excited to learn the new layout," he told "We will start at the same level as all the other teams and riders so it could give us a good indication of exactly where we are with the GSX-R in comparison."

De Puniet also revealed that the injury he sustained after crashing his bike during pre-season testing in Australia is healing well. 

"My physical condition has improved a lot, I'm not quite 100% but I think that next week I will feel much more comfortable on the bike and definitely much better than in Australia," he said. 

Since he only competed in MotoGP between 2006-2013, de Puniet admitted that he is still finding his feet and getting comfortable with the World Super Bike championship. 

"Even though I was not 100% in Australia I still managed to use the experience to learn a lot from both races, and I think we can do well in Thailand," he said. "I watched the Thailand motocross race last week, it was very difficult for the riders in those conditions and I think it will be the same for us but I'm confident we can have a good race."