Chaz Davies sets fastest time on day one at Imola
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team started its quest at Imola, home of the fifth round of the 2017 WorldSBK Championship, in a strong fashion, as Chaz Davies posted the best provisional time during Friday’s free-practice sessions.
Second in the morning, Chaz made a decisive step forward during FP2 to take about one second off his best times and improving the previous lap record (set by him in 2016) by almost half a second, thus gaining direct access to Superpole 2.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action tomorrow at 08:45 (CET) for the third and final free-practice session ahead of Superpole and Race 1 (scheduled for 13:00).
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 1:46.229 (1st)
“This morning we weren’t too comfortable out there, but we changed a few things in terms of tyres and setup in FP2, which allowed us to make a good step forward. We set a good lap time, but the most important thing is our pace on used tyres, which is really close to our best lap, even though we still have a couple of areas to improve. To race here in Italy, so close to Ducati’s headquarters, is special. Our supporters give us an extra motivation to do well.”