Tech 3 Racing Team rider Bradley Smith admits he has mixed memories of Phillip Island ahead of this weekend's Moto2 Australian Grand Prix there.
Oxford-born Smith lost out to Julian Simon on the last lap in 2009.
"I like the track but I've got mixed memories of Phillip Island," he said.
"At least I learnt how to close the door at the MG Corner on the last lap if I'm leading. Apart from the race Japan was a very encouraging weekend going into the last three races."
The 20-year-old finished seventh in his last race at the Japanese Moto2 Grand Prix
Smith recently signed a deal to race in the MotoGP World Championship in 2013 and 2014.