BMW Motorsport's Ruben Xaus reckons he will have to push all the way to get some results at this weekend's Qatar World Superbike round and is hoping to not to get tangled up with other rides as he did in Australia.
The Spaniard had comings together with Ryuichi Kiyonari and Ben Spies during the first Phillip Island round and believes they stopped him from finishing in the top ten
"I think that Phillip Island showed that our team is going to be competitor - and sooner rather than later. If I hadn’t had two or three collisions in race one, I am sure I would’ve had a much better result and probably been able to challenge for a top ten place," he said.
"But at least, I stayed on the bike and I’m happy because Troy got a great result in the first race and we managed to finish both races. Qatar is going to be harder because our bike will be racing there for the first time and so we don’t have any data or telemetry to work from.
"We all have to be at 100% right from the start and push all the way to end, but this is a great team and who knows what may happen?"