Chaz makes it a double in outstanding Lausitzring weekend
The EuroSpeedway Lausitz (Germany) was home to a memorable weekend for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team, who took a sensational double – the second of the season after Imola – with Chaz Davies.
After winning Race 1 on Saturday, the Welshman repeated the feat starting from ninth position. Quickly recovering ground thanks to a strong start, Davies pulled away together with his teammate Marco Melandri and Rea, and took the lead during lap 11. He then made one decisive charge with 5 laps to go, as a light rain started to fall, to take his sixth win of the year.
After nine rounds, Chaz (276 points) and teammate Melandri (218 points) are respectively third and fourth in the championship. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will be back in action at Portimão (Portugal) for the tenth round of the season, scheduled for September 15-17.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 1st
“It was a great race and I loved every minute of it. It was different from yesterday though, as we had to work our way up from third row on the grid. We had a good start and in the first couple of laps we were within sight of the lead, so when I saw Rea making his move I tried to hunt down him and Marco. It wasn’t easy to pass them, but then I just tried to set my own pace, ride clean, and not make mistakes. I was surprised by our rhythm today in the high 1:36 mark, we definitely improved since the tests here a month ago, and it shows the effort everyone is putting in. I’m confident going into Portimão, but we’ll enjoy this double for now and get prepared for another battle.”