Haslam predicts strong Laguna Seca performance

Messi leads in the race for the Golden Shoe

Haslam believes the track's characteristics and the hot conditions will allow his RSV4 RF to out-perform his rivals.

"I'm confident both because of the characteristics of the track and the high temperatures that we'll find at Laguna Seca [will suit Aprilia]," Haslam said.

At last year's race, the factory Aprilia squad had a better than expected weekend, as Marco Melandri grabbed the win in the first race and 2014 champion Sylvain Guintoli finished on the podium twice.

"The American round is always a special race and it marks the beginning of the final stretch of the season," he added 

"On top of that we've been on a four week break, so I can't wait to get back to work with my guys and I'm happy to do it in front of the American fans."