Chaz concludes Laguna Seca weekend with a podium
After taking an extraordinary victory in Race 1, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team stepped back on the podium in Race 2 at Laguna Seca (U.S.A.) with Chaz Davies.
Starting from ninth position on the grid, the Welshman fought hard in the early laps to make his way through traffic and take third position. Chaz then mounted a comeback on Sykes, progressively reducing the gap up to one second before being cut short by the checkered flag.
After eight rounds, Chaz (226 points) lies third in the championship. WorldSBK will now take a break ahead of the ninth round, scheduled for August 18-20 at EuroSpeedway Lausitz (Germany). The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will prepare the round with a two-day test on the German track on July 25-26.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 3rd
“It was a mostly lonely but still difficult race. Our start wasn’t bad, but our rivals’ was better. It will be something to work on during the summer break. The bike was making a lot of noise today, so we’ll look into that, but I’m not sure it affected our performance. Our rivals rode a great race nonetheless. I was struggling with grip on the first touch of gas, at high lean angles. I tried my best to take second place, but we would have needed more laps. Now we’ll take a break, which will be important to resume training and get back to 100 percent, even though my physical conditions were decent here. Then, we’ll go test at Lausitzring, which will be very important for the second part of the season.”