Britain's Scott Redding goes into his second WorldSBK season at Motorland Aragon this weekend and, by his own admission, has no excuses in 2021 as he now knows the bike, the tracks and the tyres.
Redding took championship second to Jonathan Rea in his rookie season last year but says now he is prepared to put everything on the line to lift the big trophy.
"It's never going be easy to defeat Jonathan Rea, he has six titles under his belt. He's not invincible I have beaten him, I just need to perfect certain areas to capitalise on that," said Redding.
"I'm not looking for excuses, I'm not sitting here, scared like okay, what if, you know what it's like, I have a goal, that's what I want to do, I will risk everything to achieve that. And when I achieve it, I will appreciate all the things that happened in my life to get to that point.
"I am going into my second season of WorldSBK. It's quite good, and filled with confidence. This year I don't have an excuse to say, 'I'm a rookie' if I make some mistakes. But that's what a rookie season, you're is forced to push a lot and test the water in different areas.
"This year, I have collected a lot of knowledge and experience and this is the biggest thing that I gained last year with sometimes making one or two small mistakes. So now I just need to repeat and perfect some certain areas.
"We have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. We have worked hard over the past few months and I cannot wait to be back on track.
"Aragon may not be my favourite circuit but during the tests, we have proved that we can be competitive. Last season brought me a lot of experience: I got to know new circuits, I learned to understand the tyres, and I got familiar with the format of WorldSBK: these factors will be very useful to fight for the world title."