Chaz forced to retire from Misano race 2 following crash
After barely missing the podium with a resilient comeback in Race 1 with Chaz Davies, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team stepped back on the rostrum in Misano (Italy) in front of its supporters with Davide Giugliano, who was third on the finish line to redeem yesterday’s 14th place. Chaz faced an unfortunate race, crashing out during lap 2 when he looked bound for another thrilling comeback after the one mounted on Saturday.
Starting from third row, both Giugliano and Davies immediately started to climb back through the field. The Italian quickly stormed within the top 5, with Davies just a couple of positions behind him. The Welshman unfortunately crashed out in turn 14, the same that witnessed his teammate’s slip yesterday, during lap 2 and was forced to retire.
After eight round, Davies (244 points) and Giugliano (165 points) are respectively in third and fourth position in the championship, while Ducati is second in the Manufacturers rankings with 297 points). The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will be back in action in Laguna Seca (U.S.) the weekend of July 8-10.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – DNF
“I’m just disappointed, because we have shown a good pace and great potential on this track throughout the weekend, but we could not bring it to fruition. Yesterday we had the opportunity to win, and today we were ready to climb back after a cleaner start. It’s hard to explain the crash, I didn’t feel on the limit and I had the same corner speed and lean angle, but this is racing sometimes. At least I didn’t sustain serious injuries. My right wrist is sore but hopefully I’ll be back to 100 percent soon and fight for better results in Laguna Seca.”