Positive frame of mind for Clarke ahead of Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship climax at Brands Hatch.
Aaron Clarke is putting the finishing touches to his preparation for the final round of the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship.
Kirton rider Clarke heads to Brands Hatch full of confidence after a strong showing in recent races, having missed half of the season due to a damaged engine on his Yamaha R1 bike.
Despite this, Clarke is very near to a points-scoring position in the highly competitive class where he made his debut at Silverstone in April.
Last time out at Donington Park, Clarke had to recover from a poor qualifying session which saw him start from 30th position before powering his way through the back markers to finish 16th.
"There were testing times at Donington and even though I went from P30 to P16 in my race, that’s not where I want to be by any means," Clarke said.
"But I have to take the positives and I will be working harder than ever to end 2019 on a high.
After spending time in Spain testing his bike in March, Clarke started the season a month later at Silverstone looking to make an impression in Superstock 1000 races.
But a crash in race one proved an eye-opener for the Kirton rider in terms of how big a step up from Superstock 600 the higher class would.
Clarke said: "The crash at Silverstone was my mistake, but I learned a lot.
"Superstock1000 is as competitive as ever, but thanks to everyone in the team working flat out, we made a good start so let’s see what the weekend brings."