22nd to 4th for Chaz in Misano race 1
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team faced a difficult day in Misano (Italy). After an encouraging FP3, during which Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano posted the 2nd and 4th best time respectively, the Welshman and the Italian struggled with qualifying tyres, closing Superpole in third row.
At the start of Race 1, a series of contacts forced Davies to go off the track and rejoin the race in last position. However he mounted a thrilling comeback, passing 18 riders and showing the most competitive pace to close in fourth position.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will be resume action tomorrow for Race 2, scheduled for 13:00 local time (CET).
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 4th
“We had a bit of a rough start, as we were pushed off the track. But, these things happen during races, especially after a complicated Superpole session. Unfortunately, the rear started to push a lot with the qualifying tyre on, altering the behavior of the bike. Anyway, I’m really happy with our pace during the race. Climbing back through the field was definitely fun, even though it’s a shame we just missed the podium. Tomorrow is another day and, with a clean start, we’ll have another go at it.”