Sixth place for Chaz in rain-hit Lausitzring race 2
After a superb victory in Race 1 with Chaz Davies, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team faced a difficult Sunday at EuroSpeedway Lausitz (Germany). A sudden change in weather conditions, from dry to wet, mixed things up. In an unpredictable Race 2, Chaz Davies finished in sixth place while teammate Davide Giugliano was forced to retire due to a crash.
Chaz seemed to have a strong chance to seal another win after posting the fastest lap in the dry during warm-up, but was penalized by the adverse weather. The Welshman fought tenaciously in the second group, controlling the everchanging track conditions and progressively improving his pace to cross the finish line in sixth place, a result that solidifies his position in the championship.
After ten rounds, Davies and Giugliano are in third (295 points) and sixth (194 points) position respectively in the general standings. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action on September 30 in Magny Cours (France) for the eleventh round of the season.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) 6th
“Track conditions were tricky today. It took me a while to get up to speed, but the priority was to stay upright and I was happy to finish the race since I didn’t have the best feeling on the front. It’s a shame the weather turned its back on us, but it was the same for everyone. The positive thing is that we’ve kept a good form ever since the summer tests. Had the weather stayed dry, we would have had another chance to win. We’ll try again in Magny Cours in two weeks’ time with the second place in the championship in our mind.”