Chaz takes Race 1 at EuroSpeedway Lausitz to seize his fifth win of the season
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team once again took the top step of the podium in Race 1 at EuroSpeedway Lausitz (Germany) with Chaz Davies, who thus clinched his fifth win of the season.
After a hectic moment before the start due to a rear-brake issue, the Welshman kept his cool and got off to a strong start from sixth position on the grid. Second at the first corner, Davies took the lead in lap 2 and progressively pulled away from Rea and Sykes by imposing a relentless pace in the low 1:37 mark.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action at 09:30 (CET) tomorrow for warm-up ahead of Race 2 (scheduled to start at 13:00).
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 1st
“The sighting lap was pandemonium, I nearly high-sided going into the last corner because of an issue with the rear brake. That made for a few tense minutes on the grid, because usually you can’t fix something like that in such a short time, but I have a good crew and they fixed to almost entirely, so it was good enough to allow me to do what I needed to do. Then, I got a great start and found myself in a good position in the early laps. Once I took the lead, I just tried to set my pace without looking at the lap times and we came out on top. The rhythm was good, but there is still room for improvement ahead of Race 2. We’ll start from 9th position but I think this track offers opportunities for overtaking and we’ve worked on our starts recently, finding more consistency, so I’m in for another interesting race.”