Jolyon Palmer - Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service

Palmer hopes to "keep the momentum going" after winning in Monaco - Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service

Jolyon Palmer has said he's heading to round six of the GP2 Series season in Valencia with the aim of adding a podium finish to the maiden victory he scored last time out in Monaco.

The West Sussex racer, who told The Checkered Flag in an interview earlier this month that the history surrounding the Monte Carlo streets made his first GP2 win “even more special”, has moved up to 12th in the standings as he begins a comeback from a start to the season that was blighted by a recurring mechanical issue.

Last year's feature race around the Valencia Street Circuit gave Palmer his joint best result of the season of ninth in a tough rookie season.

The iSport International driver hopes he can again show well there and score some points, and highlights a good result in Friday's qualifying session as being key.

“I'm looking forward to Valencia,” said the 21-year-old. “It was one of my better results last year and I hope to keep the momentum going after Monaco.

“Unlike Monaco, it's a street circuit with plenty of overtaking opportunities and big run offs. As always, the most important thing for us will be a good qualifying and start as our race pace has been good everywhere so far.

“My target is another podium but at least a good haul of points to move up a few places in the championship.”