While he will start from pole position at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, Cal Crutchlow is targeting a top-five finish at his home race.
LCR Honda rider Crutchlow headed into the weekend on the back of his maiden MotoGP win at Brno in the Czech Republic last time out.
He backed that up with a scintillating display in wet conditions in Saturday's qualifying session, blitzing the field to take pole ahead of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.
But with no rain forecasted for Sunday's race at Silverstone, Crutchlow is keeping modest in regards to his chances the dry conditions.
"I think over one or two laps we're probably a little bit stronger than our actual position [in the dry] but I believe also with the hard race tyre, we're in a good shape at the moment to be in the top five," the Briton said.
"Our problem is always the Ducati's here because they're so fast in a straight line and have no wheelie, whereas as you can see with the Honda we're fighting a lot – me, Dani [Pedrosa], Marc, Tito [Rabat] and Jack [Miller]. "Our issues this weekend are a little bit better because there's not so much hard acceleration. I think tomorrow in a dry race we can be competitive and I'll do what I can to be battling at the front.
"I'll give 100 per cent no matter what the weather; obviously it's pleasing for us to be competitive in the dry this weekend and we'll see what the weather brings tomorrow and hopefully we can put on a good show."