Four race wins in a row as Chaz takes Jerez double
After taking the top step of podium in Race 1, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team did the double in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) with Chaz Davies. The Welshman rider thus seized his fourth win in a row and ninth of the season – tied with championship leader Rea – to maintain the momentum that saw him win five out of six races after the summer break.
Thanks to a blistering start from sixth position on the grid, Chaz entered turn 1 in second place and soon after took the lead and adopted the same strategy as in Race 1, progressively building a gap with an unequaled pace. To underscore his masterful performance, he also set the fastest lap with a 1:41.492.
After twelve rounds, Chaz and teammate Davide Giugliano are respectively third (395 points) and sixth (197 points) in the general standings. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will be back in action under floodlights in Losail for the final round of the season, scheduled for October 28-30.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) 1st
“To win four races in a row is just unreal. Lately I’ve been very confident and able to push 100 percent every lap, just dancing on the bike. Also, I managed to get the best start of the year and entered turn 1 just behind Sykes. I think he was trying to save his tyres, so I took the opportunity because I knew we could run our pace for the whole race. Today, the key was to manage the grip. I was a little mindful at the start, because the hotter conditions made the track more slippery, but in the end I could see the gap building and then it was just a case of bringing it home. Without getting overconfident, we’ll try to make it six in a row to get second position in the championship.”